The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


January 22, 2013

Road closed after soda spills in Reading area truck crash

READING — Everyone knows soda can be bad for your teeth. Sometimes, it can apparently threaten to hurt the morning commute, too.

Police say two tractor-trailers collided on the West Shore Bypass in Exeter Township around 12:40 a.m. today, near Interstate 176. One of the trucks was carrying 2-liter bottles of soda.

Hundreds of gallons of sugary drink spilled onto the highway and froze in the frigid early morning temperatures. Those slick conditions from the crash ended up shutting down the roadway for more than five hours.

Traffic was detoured until the road reopened shortly after 6 a.m.


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