The police then said vehicles from car recovery company Crouch Recovery turned up to help sort out the issue.
While the incident may have sparked irritation for those dealing with it and people wishing to drive down the road, it also gave people on social media a good laugh.
One person wrote: "Oh crumbs! that takes the biscuit!"
Another said: "Apparently the fire brigade filled their tenders with Tetley tea and are on their way."
And a third wrote: "Drove past earlier with a cup of tea, got done for dunk driving."
#Sandiacre - Ilkeston Road. \n\nPlease bare with us this evening whilst we try and \u2018digest\u2019 this issue\u2026.\n\nA lorry load of @McVities finest have decided to abandon ship causing a slight obstruction!\n\n#PostYourBestBiscuitPuns \n#CanAnyoneBringUsABrew pic.twitter.com/pk2FctAyGK