Driver with arachnophobia causes traffic jam after seeing spider in car

A spider trackside during final practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit on October 7, 2017 in Suzuka. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Creatures of all shapes and sizes have been causing traffic woes in the Twin Cities metro this week. On Wednesday, it was a turkey holding up traffic on I-94. On Thursday, a spider was the one causing problems during the morning commute on Highway 280. 

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, a driver with a fear of spiders saw one in her car while driving on northbound 280 near Highway 36, forcing her to pull over to the shoulder. 

The incident caused some "traffic issues," MnDOT said. 

A first responder was on the scene assisting—perhaps helping remove the spider from the car.