This interstate is blood red after a semi truck spilled its load

Drivers were seeing red on a Pennsylvania interstate this morning after a semi truck jackknifed and lost its load. The incident happened on November 16 around 3 a.m. on eastbound I-70 in Pennsylvania, according to WTOV9.

Police say that the truck jackknifed into a ditch, causing the trailer to detach and roll onto its side.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic is still being detoured 70 EB in West Alexander after this early morning crash. Those are boxes of red dye used for candy and cooking!

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The truck’s load of powdered red food dye spilled out after the crash, leaving the interstate bright red. The dye is typically used to color candy.

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The truck driver was taken to the hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. The crash shut down both directions of I-70 for hours as crews worked to clean up the crimson mess. Major traffic backups were reported. Pennsylvania State Police are still working to determine why the truck crashed.

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