Truck Crash Coats Indiana Highway In Margarine, Whipped Cream

dairyspillEarly this morning, the driver of a tractor-trailer carrying 45,000 pounds of margarine and whipped cream crashed his vehicle along Interstate 465, pouring out its cargo on the highway.

Instead of waiting for a truck full of waffles or sweet corn to stop by, crews set to work cleaning up the mess. Since the margarine and whipped cream were confined to tubs, bottles, and cans, that should make cleanup easier, right? Nope.

“Unfortunately, every time we grab something, butter and whipped cream bust open,” a tow truck operator told TV station WTHR. The slippery substances were too much even for a truck brought to distribute sand over the crash site: that truck crashed, too.

The crash happened around 3:30 A.M., and authorities believe that the driver may have fallen asleep. No one was injured, but it took almost six hours to remove all of the dairy and dairy-like products from the road.

If anyone was wondering, products that reporters spotted were Blue Bonnet and Parkay margarines in tubs and bottled liquid form, and Reddi-Wip canned whipped cream. Mega-food company ConAgra manufactures all of these brands.

All lanes open again after crash creates buttery mess on I-465 [WTHR]