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It’s a pizzapocalypse after semi spills load on Arkansas highway

Interstate 30 was shut down in both directions for a time Wednesday, after an 18-wheeler was sliced open during an accident and spilled frozen pizzas across the road south of Little Rock, Ark.
Interstate 30 was shut down in both directions for a time Wednesday, after an 18-wheeler was sliced open during an accident and spilled frozen pizzas across the road south of Little Rock, Ark. Arkansas Department of Transportation

A big-rig accident littered Interstate 30 in Little Rock, Ark., with frozen pizzas Wednesday.

The 1 p.m. spill tied up traffic in both directions for miles, reports The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. An 18-wheeler struck an overpass, tearing apart the trailer and spilling its load of DiGiorno and Tombstone frozen pizzas across the freeway. There were no injuries.

“But there’s a lot of frozen pizzas laying out on the interstate right now,” Arkansas Department of Transportation Department spokesman Danny Straessle told the paper. “Lots of pizza fatalities.”

The department reported on Twitter that the overpass was undamaged in the incident.

Cleanup closed westbound lanes for four hours and eastbound lanes for an hour, reported The Associated Press. Straessle told the wire service that the combination of sauce, cheese and diesel fuel created a slippery mess.

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