Thousands of pounds of butter, margarine and whipped cream splattered across a roadway: It may sound like a Dr. Seuss book, but it hit a very real roadway this week.

Drivers in Indianapolis faced delays Friday, ABC News reported, after a dairy truck crashed and coated the roadway with 45,000 pounds of the slippery substances.

Image source: screengrab via ABC News

Image source: screengrab via ABC News

“Our preliminary conclusion is that the truck driver fell asleep while driving, hit a barrier, and crashed at around 3:30 a.m.,” Indiana State Police spokesman Capt. David Dursten told ABC News.

The right two lanes of Interstate 465 were closed until about noon Friday as workers used sand to absorb the dairy concoction before scooping it up.

Quick with a quip, Dursten told ABC News, “I was joking with my colleagues, wonder if anyone called IHOP and ordered 2,000 pounds of pancakes.”


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