Ok, so maybe I made that last part up. But a big truck full of yarn did crash and spill all over a highway in South Carolina… Why was their no mention of fiber content? Gauge? The article says a second truck was sent in to pick up the yarn but they conveniently left out information about where the yarn was going–perhaps, like armored vehicles, yarn trucks’ routes must be carefully guarded secrets…

Hickory Daily Record | Yarn snags drivers:

“Yarn snags drivers
One lane of U.S. 321, NW, shut down for hours after wreck

Record Staff Writer
Saturday, May 6, 2006

Around 7 a.m. a single vehicle accident occurred in the northbound lane of U.S. 321, NW. A tractor trailer driven by Isaiah Small of South Carolina struck a concrete pillar”

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Yarn causes traffic jam…knitters flock to scene to help with cleanup

3 thoughts on “Yarn causes traffic jam…knitters flock to scene to help with cleanup

  • May 10, 2006 at 5:02 am

    Good story-if I had lived near there, I would have gone to “help” the yarn victims.

  • May 10, 2006 at 5:02 am

    If some cargo has to spill all over the highway, yarn is probably pretty safe. It might be a stretch to say that it would cushion drivers, but at least it won’t give them flat tires.

  • May 13, 2006 at 3:30 pm

    This is absolutely hysterical! For all of us who were trying to deal with all the MDSW traffic that same day, it is relieving to know that we weren’t the only drivers slowing down because of yarn.

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