North Carolina crash turns 50,000 pounds of spuds into mashed potatoes
By: Amanda Kabbabe and Shannon McDonald
Traffic is normally caused by car accidents, road closures, and similar situations.
In North Carolina, however, a highway was backed up thanks to over 50,000 potatoes rolling on the roadway.
A truck driver was carrying the load of potatoes when fell asleep at the wheel. His truck hit the barrier wall and overturned, which spilled the spuds all over the highway.
The carb overload backed traffic up from around 2 am to about 8:30 am.
Clean-up crews were so overwhelmed, they had to call in snow plows to help shovel the mess.
The driver was taken to a hospital, and luckily, he only sustained minor injuries. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the potatoes.See more from the accident scene: