Minnesota Plows Called out to Plow… Potatoes
Sure, it's December in Minnesota, and we're used to seeing snowplows clearing a path on area roads and highways. But have you ever seen one plowing potatoes?
You would have, if you'd have been diving eastbound on I-94 near Rothsay, Minnesota, not too far south of Fargo, on Monday. A semi carrying a load of spuds overturned and spilled them all over the eastbound lanes of I-94, forcing to the State Patrol to close that section of the interstate.
And, call in the MnDOT plows to clean up the road. Minnesota State Patrol PIO, Jesse Grabow, posted some pictures of the potatoes covering that stretch of I-94. He noted that there were no injuries caused by the potato spillage -- except for the cuts and bruises to the load of spuds, that is.
It reminds me of the time about ten years ago back in Wisconsin when a new on-ramp to Highway 53 from Wisconsin Highway 29 opened a little east of Eau Claire. The curve was a little tighter than some haulers expected and a semi carrying a load of soybeans overturned, and covered the ramp with beans. The Wisconsin State Patrol was fond of asking during the clean-up, "Okay, who spilled the beans?"