One day after a truck dropped on a California highway, a Tennessee roadway shut down after a ginormous load of alfredo sauce spilled across multiple lanes.
A tractor-trailer carrying hundreds of jars of Bertolli alfredo sauce crashed on Highway Interstate 55 Tuesday around 5 pm, causing a creamy and cheesy mess as commuters were headed home for the day.
Memphis police said the 18-wheeler hit a retaining wall, causing a massive load of sauce to spill across all northbound lanes, causing traffic to hit a standstill, NBC News reported.
Clean up crews worked through the evening to clear the slippery — and eventually as the day went on, smelly — mess.
The saucy situation caused one woman to be taken to an area hospital, where she was treated for non life-threatening injuries, officials said.
Just a day earlier, over 2,000 miles away in Vacaville, California, a local Interstate experienced a similarly saucy mess. A truck carrying , causing drivers to skid over the crushed tomatoes, creating a red-stained roadway.
Tomatoes rolled on for about 200 feet and appeared to cover the pavement ‘two feet deep,’ the state highway patrol said.
Some drivers who were unaware of the spillage soared over the tomatoes, creating a slippery mess and causing several cars to crash into each other. The man driving the tomato truck and two other people sustained minor injuries. One person also suffered a broken leg, according to Patrol Officer Jason Tyhurst.
Officials closed the highway for several hours in order to clean up the gooey red mess.
The Internet had plenty of laughs between the two juicy accidents.
On Tuesday, Rodger Sherman, journalist at the Ringer, , ‘If you are a trucker carrying pesto sauce across the United States you need to get off the road right now. Final Pastanation is upon us, it isn’t safe out there.’
Another commentator joined in, joking: ‘Maybe instead of an enclosed cargo trailer, they should be shipping that sauce on a flatbread.’
‘Hey, I know the guy who owns that truck. It’s the Rig o’Tony,’ another twitter user chimed in.
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