Write the Caption: Driver Spills Load of Apples on I-405

There's no crying over spilled applesauce, so share your clever caption ideas in the comments section below.

The commute through Bellevue is a bit stickier than usual this evening after a driver apparently spilled a load of apples on northbound I-405 near SR 520.

It looks as though most of the fruit has now been pushed to the side of the freeway, and no injuries have been reported.

WSDOT has already made its own puns via Twitter, including "Driver stops and gets out of car to take picture of #405apples. Perhaps they were [apple] sauced. Not a smart idea."


Just for fun, share your best apple jokes by "writing the caption" to the attached image in the comments section below.

Greg Johnston (Editor) January 11, 2013 at 05:00 AM
Great lines! Lulu, it must have been crazy to drive through that!
Mike Lewis (Editor) January 11, 2013 at 05:49 AM
Love this one!
Mike Lewis (Editor) January 11, 2013 at 05:50 AM
Another good one.
Barbara T January 11, 2013 at 06:57 AM
Apple Cup Runneth Over.
Jason F. January 11, 2013 at 09:13 AM
An Apple a day keeps Bellevue traffic away....DOH!
Bob McCoy January 11, 2013 at 04:14 PM
C'mon, this is a pretty common headline, it's just another: "Apple Cup Upset" https://www.google.com/search?q=apple+cup+upset&oq=apple+cup+upset
Scott Carr January 11, 2013 at 04:22 PM
Okay, I finaly got my phone to work right and put my videos up. I would put up my pictures but because I was driving, it looks like tennis balls flying by at high speed. I was only going about 20mph through the area.
Allison Rae Hannigan January 11, 2013 at 04:52 PM
"Truck Stops and Applesauce!" (A very Brady headline)
Dave Nelson January 11, 2013 at 05:29 PM
Wondered why my Apple Fritter this morning had a rock in it!
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA January 11, 2013 at 05:41 PM
. AllUs PatchReaders can now ContributeContent to our Corazon'sContent- nicht wahr? (means auf deutsch- isn't that so?)
Briannaa Ariel January 11, 2013 at 06:02 PM
" Free Apple Macintoshes for All!"
Law and Order in the Northwest January 11, 2013 at 06:31 PM
Drive appled - get sauced!
Martha January 11, 2013 at 06:31 PM
Free Apple Sauce compliments of Bellevue commuters & their cars...
Martha January 11, 2013 at 06:33 PM
I was driving in that mess too last night, trying to dodge flying apples... What a sight..
Caitlin Moran January 11, 2013 at 07:10 PM
Thanks, Scott!
Greg Johnston (Editor) January 11, 2013 at 07:35 PM
Well Martha, it could have been worse. While I was on the coast a few months ago, a truck carrying fish guts from the port of Ilwaco overturned on Hwy 101. I didn't see it, but saw photos, what a mess! http://gaslamppost.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/truck-loses-load-of-fish-guts-on-highway-and-you-thought-your-drive-to-work-sucked-this-morning/
Jeanne Gustafson January 11, 2013 at 08:09 PM
Really funny one, Law and Order
Chuck Pilcher January 11, 2013 at 08:39 PM
Microsoft employees crush Apple in freeway food fight
Martha January 11, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Oh Greg, the site of the picture makes me want to loose my lunch (but I won't). Last month I was in Olympia in a training class, on my way home we had major slow down right around JBLM. Long story short a huge Rendering truck lost it's load and we had to swerve around "Huge" parts... That was awful.
Greg Johnston (Editor) January 11, 2013 at 10:11 PM
Eeew Martha, that's even worse!
Venice Buhain January 11, 2013 at 10:17 PM
Martha, I think I was caught right behind that spill in Tacoma. It was over 100 degrees that day, and a number of us -- including me -- just turned off our cars and hung out on the freeway for an hour or two as they decided to stop traffic and sand the road. My car felt "grittier" for weeks with the sand that they used to sop up the juices. But at least I didn't have to drive around any large bits.
Randy Koetje January 12, 2013 at 02:12 AM
How about this? Skagit Valley Trucking Reinvents Meaning of "Road Apples"
Jeanne Gustafson January 12, 2013 at 03:03 AM
Oh my gosh, road apples--classic!
Margaret Santjer January 12, 2013 at 08:33 AM
Such great captions! "It's an Appleanche!" wins editor's choice, so Janeen, we'll be sending you a Patch tote bag. Honorable mention goes to Randy Corman's "Apple turnover on I-405." Thanks everyone!
Stuart Avery January 12, 2013 at 04:32 PM
A big round of Apple-ause to all these wonderful posts!
Alan Brittenham January 12, 2013 at 05:26 PM
Oh, pulp!
Missy Yepthatsme January 13, 2013 at 08:56 AM
Mount fuji erupted in bellevue?
Missy Yepthatsme January 13, 2013 at 08:57 AM
This is fun
Missy Yepthatsme January 13, 2013 at 09:06 AM
who gave crab apples to I-405?
Missy Yepthatsme January 13, 2013 at 09:09 AM
How do you like your apples? Road...killed!!!


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