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Spilt split peas

By Staff | Aug 14, 2015

COUNCIL BLUFFS (AP) – Officials closed a portion of Interstate 29 in western Iowa after about 50,000 pounds of split peas were spilled Aug. 5 from a semitrailer.

The spill occurred just after 10:30 a.m. when a southbound semitrailer went out of control and rolled over on the north side of Council Bluffs.

The lanes were closed for almost two hours as workers cleared away the legumes.

The 56-year-old truck driver, Bradley Zirott, of Sparta, Wisconsin, was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

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