Monday, February 28, 2011

40,000 pounds of spilled mayo shut down I-44 on Saturday

Posted by on Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 9:00 AM

This is a little more than 11 pounds of mayo. Approximately 40,000 pounds were spilled Saturday.
  • This is a little more than 11 pounds of mayo. Approximately 40,000 pounds were spilled Saturday.

They tell you to be careful of the white stuff while driving in winter in Missouri. You just never expect the white stuff to be mayonnaise.

The Kansas City Star reports that a tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 44 outside Springfield, Missouri, on Saturday left the highway coated in 40,000 pounds of mayo. Nobody was hurt in the crash that saw Springfield police close the eastbound lanes of the interstate for several hours to allow the mayo slick to be cleaned up.

The Missouri highway system is halfway to a sandwich -- last month a truck tipped on the Interstate 435 ramp, letting several dozen pigs loose on the highway. Livestock is certainly an issue, but mayo in cold temperatures is a real problem as Lt. Scott Leven told The Springfield News-Leader.

"It's like walking on ice," Leven said.

The Missouri Department of Transportation can be seen using bulldozers to clear the highway of mayonnaise containers in the above NBC Action News footage. Incredibly, it's not even the first time this year, that MoDOT was called upon to clean up a mayo spill. Back in October of last year, hundreds of mayonnaise jars were spilled on I-435.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. But if you would, just take a moment this morning to think about all the potential ranch dressing that was lost on Saturday.

[Image via Flickr: photo monkey]


Follow Fat City on Facebook and on Twitter @fatcity.

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

More by Jonathan Bender

Most Popular Stories

Slideshows

All contents ©2014 Kansas City Pitch LLC
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of Kansas City Pitch LLC,
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.

All contents © 2012 SouthComm, Inc. 210 12th Ave S. Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 244-7989.
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of SouthComm, Inc.
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Website powered by Foundation