Spilled ramen noodles back up I-95 near Rocky Mount

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) – A tractor trailer packed full of ramen noodles overturned early Wednesday morning, backing up traffic for hours on I-95 and splaying the popular college meal across the interstate.

North Carolina Highway Patrol said the driver of a tractor trailer fell asleep and hit the N.C. Hwy 48 overpass along I-95 near Rocky Mount around 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

The truck was ripped apart, spilling its contents — packages of Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup — across the right-hand lane of the interstate.

It took workers about 12-1/2 hours to completely clear the roadway. The noodles were sent to a landfill because they came in contact with diesel fuel.

The driver of the truck did not suffer any injuries and no other vehicles were involved in the wreck.

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