Giant potato makes unexpected stop in Hurricane

Truck carrying a giant potato stops Tuesday along Route 60 in Hurricane. (WCHS/WVAH)

A giant potato stopped by Hurricane Tuesday afternoon.

The driver of the truck said his GPS accidentally routed him through Hurricane. He was looking for a truck stop to get fuel.

While outside the Dairy Queen in Hurricane the potato became an instant tourist attraction with people taking pictures.

The potato is 28 feet long, 12 feet wide, weighs 6 tons and took one year to build. The potato and truck are owned by the Idaho Potato Commission based in Boise, Idaho. It travels across the country to promote the Idaho potato.

It was headed to Elizabeth City, N.C., for a potato festival.

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