Mayonnaise spill closes section of I-44 in Springfield

Sunday, February 27, 2011 | 4:36 p.m. CST

SPRINGFIELD — A section of Interstate 44 in southwest Missouri was closed for several hours after a tractor-trailer crashed and spilled its load, creating a giant slick of mayonnaise.

Springfield police closed the eastbound lanes of the interstate near U.S. 65 for several hours Saturday night as crews cleaned up debris from the tractor-trailer crash, including about 40,000 pounds of mayonnaise.

Lt. Scott Leven told the Springfield News-Leader that the truck driver lost control, taking the rig through a cable guard and into the median.

He said walking on the spilled mayo was like walking on ice.

No injuries were reported, and other vehicles were re-routed before the cleanup was completed.

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Ryan Cornell February 28, 2011 | 12:27 a.m.

If only, if only...there was an accompanying picture

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Chris Cady February 28, 2011 | 11:42 a.m.

Remember that old commercial?

"You've gotta break some eggs (heads?) to make a real mayonnaise, and at Kraft, we do."

I bet they mustard out the whole fire department for that one!

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