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A truck carrying 40,000 pounds of corn overturned on a Wisconsin interstate highway Thursday night, shutting down traffic in all southbound lanes.
Wisconsin authorities alerted the public at 8:52 p.m. local time to use caution traveling on Interstate 41 as the truck was blocking several lanes.
“Traffic Alert: Use caution in the area of S/B I-41 @ Florist Ave., where an overturned truck carrying 40,000 pounds of corn is blocking lanes 2 and 3,” the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said. .
An update more than an hour after the initial alert noted that all southbound lanes were closed as cleanup crews tried to clean up wreckage.
Interstate 41 connects Milwaukee to Green Bay by traveling west of Lake Winnebago.
The truck was carrying nearly 40,000 pounds of corn when it overturned Thursday night.
The unidentified driver of the tractor-trailer suffered minor injuries in the accident. There were no reports of any corn spills on the road.
The cause of the turnover has not been revealed as the investigation is ongoing, according to police.
Thursday’s truck rollover comes a day after a tractor-trailer overturned a guardrail on Interstate 287 in Westchester County, New York, in an accident killing the driver.
Last Saturday, strong winds overturned a truck on the Golden Gate Bridge, forcing authorities to close both sides of the iconic California landmark to clean up the accident.
In early December, another truck in California overturned over an overpass and landed in another car accident.
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