HAPPY POO YEAR! Fat-berg and wet wipes spark ‘river of diarrhoea’ outside Aldi.

 Cars had to drive through the slush to get to the supermarket
A FATBERG and flushed wet wipes sparked a 300ft-long river of diarrhoea outside an Aldi on New Year's Eve in Staffordshire. Disgusted motorists were forced to drive through the stinking mess while shoppers physically gagged at the putrid smell.
Severn Trent Water said the excrement burst from a pipe on Walsall Road in Cannock, which had been clogged with a fatberg and baby wipes. Father Peter Weatherby, 60, a priest at the nearby Parish of Saint Mary and St Thomas More Church, filmed the grim scene. He said: "It was around about 10am and I was in my house I could smell this foul stench."I saw it out the window and thought it was slush but I realised it wasn't cold enough."When I went outside I could smell it straight away.

"It was a strong smell it was similar to the countryside and manure."It was coming out of a burst pipe and you could see it trickling down the road."It was running for about an hour-and-a-half until anyone came to investigate it."It was this yellow gunky liquid that had bits in it, it was just horrendous. Weatherby said the blockage was affecting the whole road as well as the social club next door to the Aldi, which was having problems with their toilets they kept backing up."It is a health hazard not just for the drivers but also for people walking down the road."Shopper Jane Meadows, 40, said: "It was absolutely disgusting."I'd driven to Aldi to pick up a few bits and bobs for a New Year's Eve buffet but I had to drive straight out the car park because I was gagging at the smell."It comes to something when you have to cross a river of poo to reach the supermarket.