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Legos spill snarls traffic on West Va. interstate

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Legos on the asphalt (Eric McClain/North Central and Central WV Working Fires)

Legos on the asphalt. (Eric McClain/North Central and Central WV Working Fires)

It's "Bricks on the Asphalt!" An epic Legos spill on Interstate 79 in West Virginia on Sunday resulted in an hour's worth of badly mucked-up traffic and one sad little kid.

CNET reported that firefighter Eric McClain took a photo while helping with the cleanup, which he then posted on Facebook. The photo shows thousands of tiny Legos bricks scattered across the highway, while police and firefighters direct traffic.

But fear not—a Legos truck didn't explode. A woman named Tiffany Lantz saw the photo on Facebook and offered an explanation:

Those legos belonged to my 11 yr old son they where in totes strapped to the top of the durango 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.

She then posted a quick follow-up:

Sry to anyone that got stuck in traffic.

No word on how many pieces Lantz was able to recover. Many commentators suggested that she contact Legos about replacements as the toy company has a reputation for generosity and good humor when kids lose their toys.

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