Coffee spill causes delays on Louisiana-Mississippi border
OSYKA, Miss. - Spilled coffee slowed traffic for 14 hours on Interstate 55 near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol says that plastic cans of Folgers coffee were strewn across southbound Interstate 55 after the tractor-trailer hauling them Friday ran into the median.
A spokesman says trucker Robert Cooper of Decatur, Illinois, went to a hospital but did not appear seriously injured.
The coffee containers had to be picked up by hand, placed on a pallet and reloaded into the truck, which had to be removed from the roadside cables.
Police say the accident restricted traffic to one lane from before noon Friday until 2:15 a.m. Saturday.
The wreck was just south of the Osyka exit, less than a mile from Louisiana.
Police are investigating the cause.
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