Lost Soles Clog Miami Highway

Police look for charity for shoes that tripped up commuters
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2009 1:23 PM CST
Thousands of shoes were dumped on the Palmetto Expressway causing significant traffic delays in Miami, Friday, Jan. 2, 2009.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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(Newser) – Thousands of shoes snarled traffic this morning on a Miami highway, the Sun-Sentinel reports. “It’s not getting better. It’s still backed up,” one official said as crews cleared the unclaimed shoes, which fell from a truck. Police hope to donate the lost soles to charity and bill those responsible for the cleanup. “It’s not cheap,” the official added.