Santa is cruising through the skies a little early this year in the UK. On Tuesday, an inflatable Santa Claus in someone’s front yard went rogue, and floated onto Cromwell Road in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Since the inflatable Santa landed in the middle of the street, it caused quite a traffic jam. Muhammad Fareed, a taxi driver, told BBC News, “It was massive, bigger than my seven-seater car. It was one of the more unusual reasons to be stuck in traffic.” In a normal traffic jam, the taxi driver might have been tempted to lay on the horn, but it’s pretty tough to honk at jolly old St. Nick. So, instead, he took out his phone and captured some pretty hilarious footage.
Runaway Inflatable Santa Claus Causes Traffic Jam in the UK
Giant Santa causes hold ups as he graces Wisbech with his presence
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— ITV News Anglia (@itvanglia) November 27, 2018
“It did raise a smile,” Fareed admitted. By the time he got close to the Santa Claus, however, two men were already dragging it off the road. AA even issued an alert cautioning drivers to beware of “slow traffic due to a large inflatable Santa on B198 Cromwell Road both ways in Wisbech.”
The road has since reopened but, of course, people on Twitter embraced the incident wholeheartedly.
First HRH The Duchess of Cornwall visits #Wisbech, then Santa! https://t.co/sVr0iMULwK
— Jenny (@jennywhojenny) November 27, 2018
I just love those #Christmas songs. All together now: Santa Claus is coming to town….. and he's holding up traffic on the B198 in Wisbech. https://t.co/p8nTMd6cjf
— Rob Setchell (@RobSetchell) November 27, 2018
H/T: Travel & Leisure