On the heaviest traffic day of the year, travelers were delayed after an 18-wheeler hauling the vegetable was in accident, spilling its cargo on the roadway.
The accident happened about 10 a.m and it was about 7 p.m. before all lanes on the interstate were re-opened.
On the eastbound lanes, the delays stretched for miles onto the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge toward Lafayette.
The westbound delays stretched past the I-10/I-12 split in Baton Rouge.
There were moderate injuries reported in the crash, but no serious ones.