The so-called "ham jam" occurred when truck driver Riva Vargas crashed into the curve of the entrance ramp to I-85. Fortunately, he escaped without serious injury. The same could not be said of his porcine cargo, which spilled out the top of the tractor-trailer.
At 1/3 pound of ham per serving, that works out to 120,000 Christmas dinners ruined.
"I didn't see no signs that there was a curve," Vargas told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Going 40 mph and trying to find the turnoff to 85 and when I saw the arrows, I tried to brake."
On Thursday morning, transit authorities refused to speculate on when the onramp would be clear of the ham.