Truck carrying 43,000 pounds of mac and cheese overturns on Nashville highway

Do medical masks filter out particles of powdery processed cheese, too? Asking for our friends in Nashville.

A tractor-trailer carrying 43,000 pounds of macaroni and cheese overturned on a highway in Nashville on Wednesday, spilling some of its contents all over the interstate.

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The incident, which occurred near the intersection of junctions 24 and 40, happened at around 7:30 a.m., Fox 17 reported. The driver thankfully escaped without injury, according to the outlet.

Part of I-24 was subsequently closed while the accident was cleared, blocking access to I-40. Traffic resumed at around 1:30 p.m., reported the Tennessean.

A representative for the Tennessee Department of Transportation was not immediately available to comment on the cause of the accident. However, a spokesperson for the department did share several photos from the scene, including some showing crews clearing out the “dry pasta” from the roadway.

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The rest of Twitter, meanwhile, seemed more eager to grab as much from the highway as humanly possible. A few also mourned the loss of their favorite foodstuff.

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"Please give us a moment to process this loss," one user joked.