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Gridlock plagues drivers in Chicago after a semi-truck loses its sweet load


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NICK EICHER, HOST: Thousands of drivers in suburban Chicago spent hours at a standstill on Monday, stuck in gridlock on Interstate 80.

That’s normal around big cities, but it’s not common in the pre-dawn hours and not for this reason.

Drivers waited for several hours as cleanup crews cleared the interstate of nearly 8,000 pounds of frozen pies.

The driver of a tractor trailer hauling the pies said his headlights malfunctioned, causing him to veer into the median. The driver was unharmed as the truck rolled over, but the pies spilled onto the interstate in both directions.

And any way you slice it, traffic was a big sweet mess.

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