Oregon's Department of Transportation rescues stuffed animals from the side of I5

A large number of stuffies were found littering the shoulder of I5 in Portland. Some lovely person at the Oregon DOT rescued, washed, and is preparing to redistribute the toys.

Oregon Live:

Hamilton said most of the toys were off to the side and caused a minimal backup, though workers did close one lane to collect the cartoon creatures.

"It's not often we get several hundred stuffed animals visiting our highways," Hamilton said.

Where the fluffy critters came from was not immediately clear, though they would be taken to the North Portland maintenance yard "for care and feeding," Hamilton said.