Holy macaroni - wreck blocks I-85 North

January 12, 2009 11:04:16 AM PST
A tractor-trailer carrying pasta overturned in the northbound lanes of I-85 Monday morning, blocking the highway.It happened around 7:45 a.m. near mile marker 198 in the Oxford area. That's about 4 miles south of the U.S. 15 interchange.

Boxes of macaroni spilled out all over the road.

Workers have begun the cleanup, and one lane is now open.

The Highway Patrol suggests drivers headed north take exit 191 to NC 56 to US 15 North to I-85 North at exit 202 to detour around the wreck.

Troopers say the truck driver fell asleep at the wheel, and that caused the crash. He escaped with minor injuries and a scratch on the forehead.

Charges are pending.


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