A busy Florida highway was forced to close after several accidents as thousands of beer cans from a delivery truck spilled onto the busy route, a report said. independent. The publication further stated that a semi-trailer collided with another vehicle on Interstate 75 while it was changing lanes near Hernando County, which is about 30 miles north of Tampa.
Images and video showed thousands of Coors Light beer cans scattered on a street near Tampa, following the crash of five vehicles and a pickup early Wednesday. According to UPI.com, the incident happened at around 6 am.
The major route had to be closed for hours to allow for clearance before traffic was restored later that day. According to local media reports, about two or two-and-a-half hours after the collision, at around 8.30, the inner lanes were opened to traffic, The Independent reported.
On Wednesday, the official Twitter handle of Florida Highway Patrol Tampa shared a source with pictures of cans of beer scattered on the highway.
Hernando County: The southbound lanes of I-75 on MM296 remain closed after an early-morning accident that involved multiple tractor trailers. Traffic is diverted on SR-50. pic.twitter.com/mWlgU56kMo
— FHP Tampa (@FHPTampa) September 21, 2022
According to the thread, the south lanes of I-75 and MM296 remain closed following the accidents and traffic is diverted to SR-50. The post further stated that the lane was later opened up after a few hours and only minor injuries were reported.
But it took around six hours local time for the remaining portion of the road to become operational. The outlet further said that according to satellite imagery of a local media, automobiles were seen backing up for kilometers after an unexpected blockage on the road, while another footage showed people working for hours to clear the area. Was gone, the outlet further said.