Authorities in North Carolina said a truck driver fell asleep behind the wheel of his tractor-trailer and crashed on a highway Friday morning, causing potatoes to spill out across the road.
State troopers said the driver was traveling southbound on Interstate 77 and hit a concrete barrier at around 2 a.m. WBTV reported that the highway is expected to be shut down for hours, and likely to cause headaches for morning commuters.
A bobcat is pushing all the potatoes out of the S bound lanes of 77 at exit 9c. pic.twitter.com/2pdk00HiaB
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The driver of the tractor-trailer was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. No one else was hurt in the crash.
Officials expect the road to be re-opened at around 9 a.m.