updated 6/6/2006 3:58:46 PM ET 2006-06-06T19:58:46

Please don't squeeze the Charmin. And don't dump it on the highway, either.

Crews on the New York State Thruway spent hours cleaning up the mess caused when a truck full of toilet paper caught fire Monday.

It happened about 40 miles east of Buffalo. The driver of the rig managed to escape.

But roll after roll of the bathroom tissue spilled onto the highway, backing up traffic for miles. That, in turn, led to a separate accident involving two trucks. Police say no one was seriously hurt.

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