California Road Gets Fruity as A Truck Spills Strawberries

A truck carrying a whopping 40,000 pounds of strawberries met its match on a California highway. Imagine it: not a gridlock of cars, but a sea of red instead! The overturned truck spilled its cargo, creating a sticky situation (pun intended) for cleanup crews. Thankfully, there were no injuries, but drivers had to be “berry patient” as things got sorted out.

Early Wednesday morning, a semi-truck carrying 40,000 pounds of strawberries overturned on a steep ramp in San Jose, California. This unexpected incident caused a massive traffic jam on northbound US Highway 101 at the Interstate Highway 880 interchange.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the truck flipped just before 3 a.m., spilling thousands of strawberries across the road. Drivers were asked to be patient and “berry flexible” as cleanup crews worked for hours to clear the sticky mess.

Photos and videos from the scene showed a tow truck and a loader working hard to remove the scattered berries. The large tractor-trailer remained on its side for several hours as workers transferred the strawberries that were still intact to another truck.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported, but the ramps stayed closed for about 11 hours while the cleanup continued. This berry mishap added an unusual twist to the morning commute in San Jose. Firefighters said the people in the vehicles were able to get out on their own and were taken to local hospitals, but had only minor injuries.

While the incident caused delays, some social media users couldn’t help but find humor in the situation. Jokes about “berry patient” drivers and the “sweetest commute ever” circulated online. However, the incident also served as a reminder of the importance of safe driving practices for commercial vehicles.

I bet the scene was equal parts chaotic and strangely beautiful – a testament to California’s agricultural bounty, even if a bit inconvenient at the time!

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