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All lanes of Interstate 24 in south Nashville are back open Friday after crews worked to remove an adhesive spilled during an early-morning crash.

Tennessee Department of Transportation crews had closed off the right two lanes of I-24 East in the Antioch area Friday morning as they put down new reflectors. Police said that at about 5 a.m., a tractor-trailer driver moved to the left as directed but moved back into the right lanes before the construction zone ended.As a result, the tractor-trailer driver slammed into the back of a TDOT truck near Old Hickory Boulevard and then pushed the vehicle into the median…

Adhesive used to lay down reflectors spilled out of the TDOT truck and onto the interstate. Crews will be working to clean the adhesive off, a job made more difficult Friday morning, they said, because of freezing temperatures.

via Nashville News Story – WSMV Nashville.

December 17, 2009 Posted by | accident messes, traffic | , | Comments Off on Sticky situation

Another fine mess

Stuff.co.nz

The highway between Whatawhata and Pirongia [New Zealand] was expected to be closed until about 1pm today after a truck and trailer unit carrying glue rolled and crashed.

Waikato road policing manager Leo Tooman said the unit was on its way from Wellington to Auckland on SH39 when it rolled near Ngahinapouri about 5.30am.

Police were today still investigating the cause of the crash. The vehicle rolled…spilling a small amount of the Bostik adhesive being transported.

The driver escaped without serious injury.

October 9, 2008 Posted by | accident messes | , | Comments Off on Another fine mess

Remember the tar baby?

Firefighters in China found themselves in a sticky situation – after an accident involving a lorry load of glue.

A truck fully loaded with buckets of construction glue crashed into a bus in Chengdu city, reports West China City News. The driver and a passenger escaped with only minor injuries – but the entire load of glue spilled on to the road.

Firefighters tried to use water guns to dilute the glue but without success. And the glue was so sticky that their spades and brooms were soon stuck to the ground.

“It’s too sticky. And the chemical smell is very strong,” said the chief of 11th branch of the local firefighting department.

Things went from bad to worse when some of the growing crowd of onlookers slipped into the pool of glue and also got stuck.

Firefighters eventually managed to clean up the street and dissolve the sticky mess by using special chemicals.

Sticky situation

May 13, 2008 Posted by | accident messes, Pictures | , | Comments Off on Remember the tar baby?