EMERGENCY services were forced to close a road after manure was spilled across the carriageway.

Firefighters from Romsey were called to the A3090 on the way to Ower following the incident on Saturday afternoon.

Hampshire Roads Policing Unit wrote on social media: "A3090 Romsey towards Ower, shed load of manure.

"The road will be closed for a while...lucky this isn't scratch and sniff Twitter!"

Romsey Fire Station wrote on Twitter: "Finishing our day with, shall we say, a not very pleasant smelling incident."