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Overturned Semi Blocks I-24, Dumps Boxes In Road

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Posted at 3:38 PM, Oct 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-01 16:38:59-04

It was a big mess on Interstate 24 after a full tractor trailer flipped over, blocking all lanes.

The incident happened in the eastbound lanes right before Fesslers Lane at the merge with Interstate 440 East around 4:15 a.m. Saturday.

The trailer actually split open on the top, sending boxes full of mushroom-growing moss all over the roadway.

Waste management actually dropped off several large green dumpsters onto the interstate to help with the cleanup process.

Crews spent hours scooping all of the boxes and parts of the damaged semi into the dumpsters. 

Luckily for the driver, police said he escaped with only minor injuries. 

No further details were available.