Clean-up crews worked for several hours to clear hundreds of watermelons that spilled onto the road after a tractor-trailer overturned Tuesday afternoon in north Charlotte.The crash happened around noon on I-485 inner ramp to northbound I-77.
According to Huntersville Fire, a tractor-trailer hauling watermelons overturned, blocking the entire ramp. Traffic was delayed for hours as crews worked to upright the semi and clear all of the produce from the road.
— Huntersville Fire (@Huntersville_FD) June 26, 2018
According to North Carolina Highway Patrol, the driver was “going too fast for the curve” and his load shifted. The driver was unfamiliar and took the off ramp too fast. It’s unclear if anyone was injured.
WATERMELON SPILL: A tractor-trailer hauling watermelons has overturned in north Charlotte, NC. MORE: https://bit.ly/2tz8svG
Posted by FOX 13 News – Tampa Bay on Tuesday, June 26, 2018