'Explosion' of frozen pizzas on motorway after lorry crashes

Henrietta Brewer
August 10, 2017

An 18-wheeler containing DiGiorno and Tombstone frozen pizzas toppled over, spilling the pies everywhere and causing an Arkansas highway to shut down for hours on Wednesday.

Around 1,000 frozen pizzas spilled on to a major USA road after a large truck crashed into a bridge.

Westbound lanes on I-30 reopened at 5:27 p.m., according to the Highway Department.


Agency spokesman Danny Straessle said the bridge had only cosmetic damage. By that time, traffic had backed up past the I-30/Interstate 530 interchange.

Tractors were called in to scoop up the pizzas and load them into dump trucks, while others outfitted with vacuums and mechanical brooms cleaned up the cheese, pepperoni, and sauce smearing the pavement.

Photos and video from the incident show run-over pizzas all over the interstate.


The 1 p.m. spill tied up traffic in both directions for miles, reports The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

'But there's a lot of frozen pizzas laying out on the interstate, ' he said.


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