45,000 pounds of dog food spills onto Interstate 26
Posted 5:20 a.m. Wednesday
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A truck carrying 45,000 pounds of dog food overturned, spilling its cargo on Interstate 26 in Asheville.
The Citizen-Times reports (http://avlne.ws/2pOipkL) that the accident slowed traffic for more than three hours Tuesday morning, with one lane closed as crews cleaned up to food and moved the truck.
Asheville Police Department spokeswoman Christina Hallingse says the driver tried to negotiate a curve and swerved to avoid a car, striking a guardrail that caused the truck to turn over. No other vehicles were damaged and no injuries were reported.
Hallingse says it's unlikely that any charges will be filed. The North Carolina Highway Patrol will investigate to see if any federal motor carrier laws were violated.