Donegal Township, PA — Interstate 70 west in Washington County, Pennsylvania, reopened Thursday afternoon after a tractor-trailer carrying Mountain Dew jackknifed on the highway around 10:15 am.
The trailer overturned near the West Alexander exit after it rear-ended a parked truck used to keep cars from hitting construction workers. The impact of the collision caused hundreds of bottles of Mountain Dew to spill onto the highway.
According to WPXI, westbound lanes of 1-70 between the Taylorstown and West Virginia lines were closed while crews tried to clean up the massive spill, which caused traffic to be backed up for miles. A few minor injuries were reported, but there was no serious damage caused by the spill. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
A similar scenario unfolded in Reno, Nevada, in March, when a truck reportedly carrying 42,000 pounds of Heinz ketchup tipped over on I-80, forcing the highway to close temporarily. The driver of the truck was forced to swerve in order to avoid crashing into another vehicle, but the truck reportedly hit a light pole and ran into the Robb Drive overpass bridge. The tank was dislodged and tore open, spilling ketchup all over the highway.
Also in March, a Legos spill closed down a lane of I-79 in West Virginia. But this wasn’t the result of a truck tipping over or crashing into something. No, this incident was unwittingly caused by a young boy.
A woman named Tiffany Lantz commented on a picture of the spill that was posted on Facebook, writing, “Those legos belonged to my 11 yr old son they where in totes strapped to the top of the durango they fell off strap came loose he cried it seemed like forever but I tried to recover as many as I could cause I don’t have the money to buy him anymore.”
Lantz then apologized to anyone who might have gotten stuck in traffic because of the spill. A few comments later, a man named Sherman Cahal told Lantz to send him her address.
“I have tons of Legos in storage I don’t use,” he wrote. “Your son could have more use for them!” Several other users also asked if there were ways they could donate Legos to Lantz’s son.
You can watch a video of the Mountain Dew spill below.