06/03/2013 06:24 GMT | Updated 06/05/2013 06:12 BST

Lego Spill On Virginia Highway Shuts Down Lane (PICTURE)

A Lego spillage caused the closure of a lane as clean up crews scrambled to sweep up the plastic bricks.

The incident occurred in Harrison County, Virginia on Sunday afternoon.

But this was not the result of a jack-knifed lorry or overturned truck shedding its load.

Bricking it: The lane was closed after the Lego spillage on Sunday afternoon

Rather, it was the prized collection of one devastated 11-year-old boy, who lost his bricks after the bag they were in came loose from the roof of the family car.

WDTV News reported: “There was a roadway obstruction of Lego blocks on 1-79 around mile marker 117 in Harrison County.

“Traffic was down to one lane until crews could clean up the mess.”

CNet News quotes Facebook user Tiffany Lantz as taking responsibility for the spill.

She wrote: “Those Legos belonged to my 11-year-old son. They were in totes strapped to the top of the Durango, they fell off when the strap came loose. He cried, it seemed like forever."

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