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updated: 8/1/2014 6:19 AM

Semi crash coats I-465 lanes with spilled butter

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Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- A semitrailer overturned on Interstate 465 in Indianapolis, spilling what police say are 45,000 pounds of packages of butter and other dairy products.

The crash happened about 3:30 a.m. Friday in the eastbound lanes of I-465 just west of its interchange with I-65 on the city's south side. The crash left perhaps thousands of butter tubs strewn on the highway, with many broken open and coating the roadway with butter.

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Police say the semi driver apparently fell asleep and hit a highway barrier. No injuries were reported, but some lanes of the highway are expected to be closed for hours for cleanup work.

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