Tiffany Lantz will have to buy her 11-year-old son some new toys to play with after his crate of Legos spilled all over a highway in West Virginia, causing a two hour traffic pileup and a road closure on Sunday.
According to local station WDTV, a family driving on Interstate 79 near Clarksburg on Sunday afternoon had a crate filled with toys on top of their SUV. Though the crate, containing the Legos, was strapped on to the hood of the car, it flew off and spilled the plastic brick toys everywhere.
WDTV reported that the Legos strewn everywhere caused major traffic delays and a road closure while crews cleaned up the mess.
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Later, Tiffany Lantz said the Legos were spilled from her car, admitting to the deed on the local transportation authority’s Facebook page.
“Those legos belonged to my 11 yr old son they where in totes strapped to the top of the Durango,” she wrote. “They fell off strap came loose he cried it seemed like forever but I tried to recover as many as I could cause I don't have the money to buy him anymore.”
Lantz apologized for the inconvenience to drivers who were stuck in traffic.
Photos of the Lego spill were posted to the North Central and Central WV Working Fires Facebook page, garnering over 200 shares.