We left Meramec River behind at 9 the next morning. Rounding St. Louis, we continued east on I-70. Making good time, we were within a couple miles of the Illinois and Indiana state line when traffic suddenly came to a dead standstill. We’d move a couple car-lengths, and then walk around on the highway talking with other motorists. From a truck driver we learned that a couple hazardous materials trucks had rolled over at Mile 11 in Indiana, just across the line. We only saw one. It was forever before traffic began to just creep, and eventually we were waved onto US40 and 150 into West Terre Haute, then Terre Haute. This experience was totally mind-blowing. It was like diverting the Mississippi River into your local storm sewer.
Then make mine a Snickers. Trapped with us in Terre Haute,
this Milky-Way was going to curdle before getting anywhere.