New Jersey State Police have seen an unlikely bumper crop of sweet potatoes this year in quite a novel place: the median of Route 78.
As a result of a westbound accident on Sunday, sweet potatoes were strewn all over the place. A police spokesperson said: “Although the crash looked severe, we are happy to report that no one was seriously injured. Things can be replaced, but people can't.”
The state Department of Transportation, Whitehouse Fire Department, Department of Public Health, and Defalco's Towing “did an outstanding job clearing the scene, but despite their best efforts, we suspect some of those taters escaped the clean-up.”
Policed caution that no one should plan on harvesting the spuds. “Besides the inherent dangers of lingering on the median of an interstate, it's against the law to be there unless you're broken down,” they said.