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NC roadway is sticky, sweet after big rig spills cookie dough

Posted May 16, 2018 9:56 a.m. EDT
Updated July 12, 2018 2:14 p.m. EDT

A big rig spilled cookie dough all over NC Highway 17. (Photo: Pender EMS & Fire)

— A truck carrying cookie dough created a sticky situation when it had lost some of its load on a North Carolina highway.

Pender County officials tell news outlets the truck's cargo was sent onto U.S. Route 17 northeast of Wilmington near the New Hanover-Pender county line. The spill happened shortly before noon Tuesday and delayed traffic into the evening rush hour.

Firefighters posted a photo on Facebook of the more than a dozen yellow containers on their sides.

An official told The StarNews of Wilmington the load could've been waste that was thrown away. The News & Observer reports temperatures were around 80 F (27 C) so it's unlikely the dough would've baked on the road anyway.

It is unclear where the truck came from or where it was going.