Eggs served cold on Detroit-area freeway

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- State troopers and road crews had to scramble when a tractor-trailer crashed and spilled its load of eggs on a Detroit-area freeway. Trooper Jim Smiley says eastbound Interstate 94 in Washtenaw County's Ypsilanti Township reopened about 1 a.m. Thursday after being shut down for six hours.

Smiley says the driver fell asleep and his rig hit a guardrail and a bridge support beam that tore the trailer open and spilled hundreds of cartons of eggs along a 300-foot stretch of I-94.

Single-digit temperatures made for a frozen mess that Smiley says was scraped up by front-end loaders and put in dump trucks. Road workers then spread sand and salt on all three lanes.

Smiley says the driver will be ticketed.


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