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    It wasn't tangled hair, but tangled traffic that messed with morning rush hour, after an accident involving a trailer loaded with curling irons and blow dryers.

    It happened at around 4:15 a.m. on northbound Stemmons Frwy at Manana Dr.

    Curling Irons and Hair Dryers Spill on Roadway

    [DFW] Curling Irons and Hair Dryers Spill on Roadway
    Traffic got tangled after an accident involving a trailer loaded with curling irons and blow dryers. (Published Wednesday, July 22, 2009)

    Dallas police say a truck pulling dual trailers was traveling northbound when the rear trailer unhitched and rolled into the freeway.

    The driver didn't know he lost the trailer for about a mile or two. 

    As the trailer rumbled down the freeway, a bobtail truck plowed into it causing it to overturn.

    No one was injured, but the three lanes of I-35E were closed so that crews could off-load the trailer.

    Officers expected cleanup to take hours, and they were right. At 8:15 a.m. only two lanes were getting by and rubberneckers were slowing southbound traffic, by 10:15 a.m. three lanes of northbound traffic were moving, about 30 minutes later all lanes of the freeway opened up for traffic.