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A Frozen Pizza Spill Shut Down a Slice of an Arkansas Interstate

When pizza’s on a highway / you can eat pizza anytime.

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.

But when a frozen pizza delivery truck hits a highway overpass, that’s a-mess!

Such was the situation in Little Rock, Arkansas this morning, when an 18-wheeler full of frozen pies sliced itself open on a bridge support and spilled its cargo all over I-30.

According to the Associated Press, Department of Transportation crews shut down several lanes for about four hours to clean up the spill. Helicopter footage shows a large smear of pizza ingredients, cardboard, and diesel extending for hundreds of feet past the crash site.

“There’s pizza sauce, there’s cheese—you name it, it’s out here, all over the interstate,” department spokesman Danny Straessle told the AP in a news video (that is very much worth watching), wearing a reflective vest and holding a seemingly unharmed Tombstone pie.

“Fortunately, there weren’t any injuries,” said Straessle. Now if only there was a standard way to celebrate good news.

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