Arkansas highway officials shut down westbound lanes of a cross-country interstate for four hours so crews could pick up pizza.

An 18-wheeler containing DiGiorno and Tombstone frozen pizzas scraped a bridge support and sliced open its trailer on Wednesday, spilling them across Interstate 30 in front of the Arkansas Department of Transportation office, according to Daily Telegraph.

Agency spokesman Danny Straessle said the bridge had only cosmetic damage and no one was hurt.

"But there's a lot of frozen pizzas laying out on the interstate right now," Mr Straessle said, according to Arkansas Online. "Lots of pizza fatalities."

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It took crews more than four hours to clear the highway of pizzas.

No one was hurt in the accident on Arkansas highway Interstate 30. Photo/AP
No one was hurt in the accident on Arkansas highway Interstate 30. Photo/AP

The highway, which goes around the south side of Little Rock, is part a major link that connects Dallas and points west to Memphis, Tennessee, and points north and east.

There was no word on who missed out on pizza deliveries because of the accident.

The incident was not nearly as messy as an accident last month in Oregon when a truck carrying eels overturned, turning the road into a gooey mess.