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Truck crashes, dumps 50,000 pounds of potatoes on North Carolina highway

A truck dumps 50,000 pounds of potatoes on I-77 in North Carolina on May 6, 2016.
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A truck dumps 50,000 pounds of potatoes on I-77 in North Carolina on May 6, 2016.

Early morning commuters in Charlotte, North Carolina, saw heavy delays on Friday after a truck carrying 50,000 pounds of potatoes overturned on Interstate 77.

The tractor-trailer was traveling southbound at around 2 a.m. when the driver reportedly fell asleep and hit a barrier wall, causing the vehicle to overturn, according to the Charlotte Observer.

It is unclear how long it will take to clear all of the potatoes and where the vegetables will be taken. As of 8 a.m. at least one lane had been reopened.

Read the full report from The Charlotte Observer.