If this story from the News and Star today had come out on 1st April I would have been certain it had to be a joke ...
"A GIANT rubber duck became stuck under a bridge at the Greymoorhill interchange near Carlisle at lunchtime today.
The duck was being carried on a transporter truck.
Police were called to the incident on the southbound carriageway at 12.40pm and traffic was running smoothly again by 1.30pm."
You couldn't make it up, could you?