Truck collision spills spuds on I-5 in S. Ore.



GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A collision involving two trucks sent spuds spilling across Interstate 5 in southern Oregon, closing one lane of traffic for about an hour.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier reported ( ) that much of a trailer full of potatoes spilled Monday morning. A front-end loader was used to clear the freeway.

Truck driver Jose Gonzalez of Hanford, Calif., tells the newspaper he was headed north in the slow lane when a second truck collided with the rear of his trailer.

No injuries were reported.

After crews showed up to help clean the mess, Gonzalez sighed, “I lost my day. I think they’re mashed potatoes now.”


Information from: Daily Courier,