Strawberry Traffic Jam: Semi Spills 40,000 Pounds of Sweetness on California Road


Berry Sticky Traffic Jam: 40,000 Pounds of Strawberries Inundate California Highway

San Jose, California – In a fruity twist of fate, a tractor-trailer carrying a staggering 40,000 pounds of strawberries overturned on a steep California highway, leaving behind a “berry” sticky mess.

The incident occurred around 3 a.m. on a ramp leading to southbound Highway 101, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The massive load of strawberries spilled out onto the roadway, effectively blocking all lanes.

“We ask drivers to be ‘berry’ flexible as crews work to clean up the mess,” the CHP playfully advised in a statement.

Photos and videos from the scene depicted a chaotic aftermath, with strawberries scattered across the asphalt like a giant fruit salad. A tow truck and loader worked tirelessly to clear the sugary wreckage.

The CHP confirmed that no injuries were reported in the mishap. However, the cleanup and shutdown lasted for a laborious 11 hours, as thousands of pounds of strawberries had to be off-loaded before the trailer could be righted.

Throughout the ordeal, motorists were urged to seek alternate routes and exercise patience. The highway closure created a “jam”-packed situation, with backups stretching for miles.

The intact strawberries were eventually transferred to a second truck and transported to their intended destination. However, the remnants of the sweet disaster lingered, leaving drivers with a traffic-stopping treat that was more sour than sweet.

This “berry” bizarre incident serves as a reminder to buckle up, avoid distractions, and be prepared for unforeseen fruit-filled detours while traversing California’s highways.

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