Two California Highways Closed Due To Huge Tomato Spill
Two California highways closed due to huge tomato spill. It’s never enjoyable to see a highway spill. You simply know that whoever lets a product fall out of their truck and onto the road to impede traffic is going to get into a lot of trouble.
But when people heard of two California highways closed due to huge tomato spill, people couldn't help but at least hold back a bewildered "oops" - in part because it just seemed so silly. Of course, people doubt any of the drivers or the people in need of tomatoes at the time found it amusing.
On Monday, August 30, 2022, a truck accident on I-80 near Vacaville, California caused its load of 50,000 pounds of fresh tomatoes to spill all over the road, causing hours of traffic delays. According to the California Highway Patrol, the truck carrying the tomatoes collided with another car close to an off-ramp.
Due to the truck driver losing control as a result, hundreds of pounds of tomatoes were spilled across the lanes and hit the center divider. People are just speculating, but it's likely that vehicles' stopping to stare at the mess while driving contributed to the chaos, as they collided while trying to avoid it.
There were no serious injuries at the time, though the truck driver and two other people received treatment at a nearby hospital.
According to California Roadway Patrol, the cargo generated a red mass that was roughly "two feet deep" and blocked the eastbound lanes of the highway for around 200 feet. On Monday, the incident happened at 5 a.m.
The tomatoes were crushed and turned into a mushy mixture when passing vehicles that couldn't see them drove over them.
Officer Jason Tyhurst of the highway patrol as remarking, "Those tomato skins, man."
It's like walking on ice until they strike the asphalt. I'm simply relieved there wasn't a death, because there certainly might have been one,
Seven vehicles collided on the highway as a result of the mashed tomato spill, forcing its closure. According to the California Highway Patrol, three people had minor injuries, and a fourth was hospitalized after breaking his leg, the news source added.
After a clean-up operation, it took the authorities a few hours to reopen the highway section. The state's tomato growers association says that more than 90% of the processed tomatoes eaten in the U.S. and more than 50% of those eaten around the world come from California.
The accident happened in California during tomato season when trucks travel Interstate 80 to deliver tomatoes to Sacramento and the Bay Area.
On another California freeway, the exact same thing happened once more, by complete coincidence. And people can only speculate as to how the California Highway Patrol responded after receiving the call. Did they believe they were the targets of a joke?
For the second time in a week, a tractor-trailer spilled a sizable load of tomatoes on a California roadway. In Elk Grove, close to Sacramento, on Friday, September 2, a truckload of tomatoes blocked the southbound lanes of Interstate 5.
Around 7:45 a.m. PDT, the California Highway Patrol received a report of a tomato trailer breaking free from a truck. There were no reported injuries. The two freeway disasters in California happened roughly 50 miles apart from one another. That's a surprising coincidence given how large California is.
These types of spills are really common, just like the one in which a truck spills Alfredo sauce on the road. Or a truck that spills corn on the road.
An 18-wheeler incident in Memphis caused a load of Alfredo sauce to spill over several lanes and force a portion of Interstate 55 to close at peak hour. The accident involved a tractor-trailer hauling jars of Five Brothers Alfredo sauce.
There were no injuries reported. The accident happened at around 4:30 p.m. Along I-55, close to McLemore. One woman was sent to a local hospital in non-critical condition, the Memphis Police Department informed CBS News.
Police said that "alfredo sauce splashed over the freeway," causing a momentary blockage of northbound traffic.
A box truck collided with a tractor-trailer, forcing the latter to flip over and scatter maize all over the road. Following the collision, the left lane of the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 at mile-marker 124 is open, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation, Culpeper District. VDOT workers arrived on the scene to assist in clearing the road.
The California Highway Patrol tweeted that the accident happened in Vacaville, California.
In the US state of California, a truck accidentally spilled more than 150,000 tomatoes across a busy highway, stopping all traffic. According to reports, the tomato truck was involved in an initial collision that forced it to drift into the middle of the highway, spreading fist-sized tomatoes across a 200-foot portion of the highway.
This event happened on August 29, 2022.
Two California highways closed due to huge tomato spill in which one happened in Vacaville and the other happened in Elk Grove, close to Sacramento.