Legos Spill On Highway In West Virginia After Container Comes Loose, Lanes Closed For Hours (PHOTOS)

Mar 06, 2013 02:03 PM EST | Matt Mercuro

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One lane of Interstate 79 in West Virginia was closed this weekend after a container holding thousands of Lego bricks came loose and crashed onto the road according to the Inquisitr.

The spill caused one lane to close completely for hours this past Sunday as transportation workers were sent to try to clean up the mess after being reported. Authorities didn't know where the Lego's came from at first until a woman commented on firefighter Eric McClain's Facebook photo of the wreck.

"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," said Facebook user Tiffany Lantz, who took responsibly for the spill according to CNET.

A picture of the giant Lego spill on the highway was posted on Reddit on March 4 and since has since achieved over 16,000 hits and 835 comments according to the Inquisitr.

Click here to see the post.

Lantz publically apologized to those who were stuck in traffic due to the Legos, but people seem to be more concerned about her son.

"If I knew I was stuck in a traffic jam due to a lego spill I wouldn't be the slightest bit mad and if I knew it was due to a freak accident and they belonged to some kid I'd do my best to try and help recover as many as possible," wrote one user on Reddit. "No child should have to go through the trauma of losing their legos on a freeway."

Commentors have been offering to send money and Legos to Lantz on Facebook and Reddit, but she has yet to respond to any of the comments. Others have suggested a Lego Drive to help the kid out.

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