That is a variety of sauce!
One California freeway was handled to an enormous surplus of greens on Monday morning after a large spillage of an estimated 150,000 tomatoes blocked Interstate 80 close to Vacaville and held up visitors for miles.
Shortly after 5 a.m., a truck carrying the tomatoes reportedly misplaced management of the car earlier than hitting one other driver and ultimately the middle median of the freeway.
The end result? Tomatoes in every single place on each side of the freeway, blocking lanes and inflicting backups throughout peak Monday rush hour.
— CHP SOLANO (@ChpSolano) August 29, 2022
Not solely did the preliminary crash trigger points, however a automotive that subsequently obtained caught within the tomatoes precipitated one other collection of crashes behind it, with 4 vehicles in complete concerned.
“The vehicles driving eastbound stumbled on a sea of tomatoes,” California Freeway Patrol Officer Jason Tyhurst advised BuzzFeed Information. “They began to get caught, and it precipitated a series occasion.”
Slippery when moist: Lanes closed in Vacaville after a whole bunch of tomatoes spill onto I-80. Updates right here: https://t.co/3oL5MEyN0I
: CHP pic.twitter.com/dy0Kwa8iZS
— KRON4 Information (@kron4news) August 29, 2022
Naturally, folks had been filled with saucy puns to make gentle of the state of affairs.
“Properly holy Tomato my commute is smashed,” one Twitter person joked.
“Good day to WFH and have tomato soup for lunch,” one other replied again.
Fortunately, the spill was cleaned in a number of hours and drivers had been ultimately in a position to ketchup with their regular commutes.
Three drivers had been reported injured within the incident.