February 17, 2009

Beer and burgers hold up traffic

The Utah Highway Patrol said a truck lost its load of hamburgers on Interstate 15 Tuesday and another truck dumped beer on Interstate 84.

Trooper Cameron Roden said the driver of the semi-tractor trailer rig carrying the hamburgers fell asleep behind the wheel on his way out of the Salt Lake City area just after 5 a.m. Tuesday and struck a wall and an overhead sign. The hamburger patties in the back of the trailer spilled out onto the north and southbound lanes of I-15, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Tuesday.

Roden said southbound lanes of the highway were cleaned and reopened fairly quickly and northbound lanes were cleared during the rush hour. He said no one was injured during the incident.

Meanwhile, troopers had to deal with traffic problems on Interstate 84 near Morgan, Utah, after a semi spilled its load of beer near milepost 104.