Not gouda: Semi dumps 40K pounds of mac and cheese on Nashville interstate

Truck dumps 40K pounds of mac and cheese on Nashville interstate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — This was not a gouda situation on a Tennessee interstate. It was more like macaroni and cheese -- lots of it.

A tractor-trailer overturned Wednesday morning in Nashville, spilling 40,000 pounds of yellow macaroni and cheese powder and dried noodles onto the highway, WZTV reported.

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The accident occurred near downtown around 7:30 a.m. near the junction of interstates 24 and 40, the television station reported.

SEMI SPILLS MAC & CHEESE: A live look at the I-40/I-24 merge in Nashville where a semi spilled 40,000 pounds of macaroni and cheese. Thankfully, no injuries were reported: https://bit.ly/2zSP5E4

SEMI SPILLS MAC & CHEESE: A live look at the I-40/I-24 merge in Nashville where a semi spilled 40,000 pounds of macaroni and cheese. Thankfully, no injuries were reported: https://bit.ly/2zSP5E4

Posted by WZTV FOX 17 News, Nashville on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the powder was spilled across the highway and affected eastbound traffic. Westbound traffic was not impacted by the spill, WSMV reported.

It has not been a good week for trucks hauling food in middle Tennessee. Monday night, a tractor-trailer carrying pumpkin pies caught fire on Interstate 65, WZTV reported. Tuesday morning, a truck hauling frozen chicken crash

A tractor-trailer overturned on an interstate highway near downtown Nashville, spilling 40,000 pounds of macaroni and cheese.
A tractor-trailer overturned on an interstate highway near downtown Nashville, spilling 40,000 pounds of macaroni and cheese. (Hucklebarry/Pixabay)

ed on I-840 south of Nashville, the television station reported.