A busy Florida highway was forced to close after multiple accidents as thousands of beer cans from a delivery truck spilled over the busy route, a report from the United States said. Independent. A trailer collided with another vehicle on Interstate 75 while changing lanes near Hernando County, about 30 miles north of Tampa, the publication said.
After an accident involving five vehicles and a pickup truck, images and video from early Wednesday morning revealed thousands of Coors Light beer cans scattered on a road near Tampa. According to UPI.com, the incident happened around 6 a.m.
The main route had to be closed for hours to allow for cleanup before it could be used again for traffic later that day. The inner lanes were opened to traffic about 8:30 a.m., two to two and a half hours after the collision, according to local media reports, the Independent reported.
A thread was shared on the official Twitter handle of Florida Highway Patrol Tampa on Wednesday, along with photos of beer cans scattered across the highway.
Hernando County: Southbound lanes of I-75 at MM296 remain closed following an early morning accident involving several tractor trailers. Traffic is being diverted at SR-50. pic.twitter.com/mWlgU56kMo
— FHP Tampa (@FHPTampa) September 21, 2022
According to the thread, southbound lanes of I-75 and MM296 will remain closed after the accidents and traffic has been rerouted to SR-50. The lane was later reopened after a few hours and only minor injuries were reported, the post said.
But it took six hours around noon local time for the rest of the road to be functional. According to satellite images from local media, after the unexpected roadway obstruction, the cars were seen for miles on end, while other images showed people spending hours cleaning up the area so traffic could continue, the outlet said. further.