I-44 section closed after massive mayo spill
Monday, February 28, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A section of Interstate 44 in southwest Missouri was closed for several hours after a tractor-trailer crashed and spilled its load, creating a giant slick of mayonnaise.
Springfield police closed the eastbound lanes of the interstate near U.S. 65 for several hours Saturday night as crews cleaned up debris from the tractor-trailer crash, including about 40,000 pounds of mayonnaise.
Lt. Scott Leven saidthe truck driver lost control, taking the rig through a cable guard and into the median.
He said walking on the spilled mayo was like walking on ice.
No injuries were reported, and other vehicles were re-routed before the cleanup was completed.