Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fruit Fiasco: Truck Spills Thousands of Oranges on Road

We saw this news story and thought you might want to know that some of the oranges were salvaged and used for juicing and some given to local food banks to be cleaned and given out with the food baskets.

The fruit fiasco happened in Pala, in San Diego's North County

The road was near the Pechanga Resort and Casino and was closed Tuesday morning after a tractor trailer overturned.

Vitamin C, anyone? A road in north San Diego County was covered in oranges Tuesday morning after a truck’s trailer overturned, spilling the fruit by the thousands into the street.

The trailer tipped over in the 38600 block of Pala-Temecula Rd. in Pala just before 9:30 a.m.

Helicopter video of the scene showed the fruit had spilled from dozens of bins secured on the tipped-over trailer. As a result, the road was a very bright orange color, as opposed to its usual earth tones.

California Highway Patrol officials shut down southbound traffic at Pechanga Parkway and Pala-Temecula Road at Deer Hollow Way after the spill. A SigAlert was issued for the area.

The California Highway Patrol said that it would take two or three hours to clean up the mess and reopen the roadway.

No injuries were reported, officials said. The accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.

Did you know that 2014 was a banner year for food spills on the nation’s highways?

The year started off slowly, but finally in March, there was a corndog spill near Shreveport, La.

The spills started picking up steam in the summer. There were two separate Bud Light spills in 2014: The first, in June, happened in North Dakota, and was followed by a September spill in the Houston area. A massive Red Bull spill menaced I-95 in Florida in early July.

In August, a fish spill took place in Thailand. Woof. Closer to home, a "cranberry sludge" spill marred a Massachusetts roadway, while a butter-and-whipped-cream spill hit Indianapolis that same month.

November saw a spill of frozen turkeys—what else?—in California. (Better that than the truck carrying live turkeys that overturned in Virginia over the summer. And better that than the overturned truck carrying live calves, half of which were killed in the accident.

If you are looking for the perfect wholesome gift for a business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

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