Furniture and bacon spill leads to 9 hour closure on I-64

Posted at 3:59 PM, Feb 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-21 16:00:14-05

JAMES CITY Co., Va. – Crashes involving loads of furniture and bacon created a mess on I-64 Sunday, closing part of the interstate for nine hours.

According to Virginia State Police, a truck that was carrying a trailer full of furniture crashed just after 2 a.m.

The truck hit the guard rail and went across both lanes of the interstate. During the crash, the trailer of furniture came loose from the truck and furniture fell out onto the roadway.

Another vehicle slowed down to avoid the furniture debris in the road and was sideswiped by a tractor trailer carrying bacon. The tractor trailer then ran off the road and into the woods.

According to VDOT, As a tow truck attempted to pull the tractor trailer back onto the road, bacon spilled out onto the interstate and the tractor trailer fell down into the woods again.

It took crews nine hours to clean the road and dispose of the bacon properly before the road could be reopened.

No one was hurt.