Commuters stranded on highway play soccer in the road

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Sept. 22, 2017 at 2:59 PM
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Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Commuters stranded on a British highway for more than six hours when police found a suspicious object found a way to pass the time -- playing soccer in the empty road.

A video recorded Tuesday on the M1 highway between Junctions 15 and 14 -- near Milton Keynes, England -- shows a long line of stopped cars filling the southbound lanes of the road, while the northbound lanes are abandoned.

The video shows bored travelers passing the time by playing a game of soccer in the empty northbound lanes.

Thames Valley Police said the road was shut down for several hours due to a suspicious object found under a bridge. Investigators eventually determined the object was not explosive, but appeared to be "some form of chemical" in nature.

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