Trailer-Trailer Loaded With Chocolate Rolls Over, Closes Highway
A tractor-trailer loaded with 20 tons of Hershey chocolate rolled over and closed a section of Route 11 in the town of Stockholm for about three hours Wednesday morning.
Officials say the highway was closed between routes 420 and 11C from shortly after 8 a.m. until nearly 11 a.m.
State police said even though the road was open, traffic was still slow because crews were offloading the 40,000 pounds of chocolate chips from the damaged semi.
The chocolate, which was contained in boxes, was on its way from Vermont to Utah.
No injuries were reported.
Officials said the rig's operator, 43 year old Rodney Plemons of Foley, Georgia drifted off the shoulder of the road.
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