Tractor trailer tosses 40,000 pounds of lettuce on Waterford, CT highway

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  1. Puppage

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    First, strawberries, now lettuce.
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    WATERFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Dispatchers say the leftmost northbound lane of I-95 will be closed until around noon in Waterford after a tractor trailer toppled.

    State police in Waterford say a tractor trailer tossed to its side around 3 a.m. on Monday, between exits 81 and 82 on I-95 North.

    The tractor trailer was carrying 40,000 pounds of lettuce, according to dispatchers.
    The Department of Consumer Protection responded and began assisting in offloading the leafy contents of the trailer around 5 a.m.

    Dispatchers say the left lane is likely to stay closed until around noon.

    Stay tuned for updates on how this may affect your commute.
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    Happened at 3 a.m.;hummm.
     
  4. BigNorm4Life

    BigNorm4Life Bobtail Member

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    That sounds about right.....when I was working up there, DOT was non existent at night... all the lanes were musical trucks doing 80 MPH
     
  5. Socal Xpress

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    Couple more roll overs and we got a nice Tarmac salad happening in CT.
     
  6. x1Heavy

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    3 AM?

    HA. Let me tell you a little secret. 95 along that state early in the night long before sunrise becomes a herd of stampeding trucks jumping around each other trying to be first to the GWB.

    I should know. I used to be the one in front... watching 100 of you wanting by me asap.
     
  7. Big Don

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    QUICK! Import some hogs and rabbits to assist the highway department!:D

    I was reading something from a produce growers of California association the other day, talking about how badly produce has been hurt by the strange weather this year. In fact, all types of lettuce were specifically mentioned, with the suggestion to grocers that they start pushing substitutes such as spinach and spring mix and the like.:(
     
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  8. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    I guess those waskally wabbits won't be going hungry tonight hey?
     
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  9. mjd4277

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    Produce trucks must have a **** on for taking a nap near or on Connecticut highways.
    Seriously,can't the drivers avoid tossing their salad in the Constitution State anymore??lol
     
  10. x1Heavy

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    The construction tossed paint until all the lanes were a spagetti mess by the time you hit the Secondi.
     
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  11. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    On top of that. A local food chain up these parts (Hannafords) has had a refrigeration warehouse that stopped working.
     
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