No treat: Pumpkin dump snarls Detroit-area traffic

The Associated Press

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.  — Road workers found themselves plowing pulp after a truck dumped a load of pumpkins on a Detroit-area freeway.

Hundreds of pumpkins were scattered Wednesday across several lanes of traffic on eastbound Interstate 696. Pumpkins were pulverized as drivers passed through and WWJ-AM reports snow plows had to be used to clear what remained of pumpkins from the roadway.

Video from a traffic camera showed motorists slowly making their way through the mess. Michigan State Police Sgt. James Kemp tells the Detroit Free Press that one motorist had a smashed windshield, but no injuries were reported.