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!
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.
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.
Good news! Traffic is no longer backed up on 70 east between W. Alexander and Claysville. Crews opened one lane to let traffic pass the semi that overturned. 70 east is still shut down though so you’ll have to take the 40 east detour. @kdka #kdka pic.twitter.com/8g6IC06gz7
— Amy Wadas (@AmyWadas) November 16, 2018