21 Tons of Juice Shut Down I-30 On-Ramp

Semi hauling 42,000 pounds of juice overturns at WB I-30, Loop 12

By Ben Russell
|  Friday, May 18, 2012  |  Updated 10:15 AM CDT
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A big-rig crash caused 21 tons of juice to spill along the westbound Loop 12 ramp onto Interstate 30.

Ben Russell, NBC 5 News

A big-rig crash caused 21 tons of juice to spill along the westbound Loop 12 ramp onto Interstate 30.

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Juice has its benefits as part of a healthy breakfast.  But more than 9,000 2-quart jugs of juice has no business on a busy highway on-ramp.

A tractor-trailer hauling apple and cranberry juice containers overturned around 10 p.m. Thursday at the westbound Interstate 30 on-ramp from Loop 12 in west Dallas.

Investigators told NBC 5 the driver was reportedly driving too fast and lost control.

A Texas Department of Transportation crew spent several hours trying to haul the juice away from the scene.

The ramp was closed until just before 5 a.m. Friday. Traffic continued during morning commutes.

Crews are still trying to cleanup the juice containers.

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