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I-44 section closed after massive mayo spill

I-44 section closed after massive mayo spill

February 28th, 2011 in News

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.