North Carolina Highway Shuts Down After Thousands of Potatoes Spill Onto Highway

moodboard/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- A North Carolina highway was bombarded with potatoes early Friday morning after some 50,000 pounds of spuds spilled from a truck, according to troopers. The pileup was so enormous, the highway had to be shut down.

The driver reportedly fell asleep at the wheel on Interstate 77 in Charlotte around 2 a.m. and crashed into a concrete barrier, sending tens of thousands of potatoes all over the road.

ABC affiliate WSOC-TV in Charlotte reported that the driver received only minor injuries.

Troopers said crews would clean up the massive mess by noon.

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