Truck spills 40k pounds of broccoli across Atlanta freeway

Image: Wikipedia Commons

Image: Wikipedia Commons

About 40,000 pounds of broccoli was scattered across a metro Atlanta freeway after a truck overturned earlier this month. The broccoli was not met with the same zeal from passersby as last month’s frozen chicken spill.

After a truck spilled chicken tenders across an Alabama highway, local law enforcement officials had to issue a statement urging people to quit stopping to collect the frozen foul off the roadway–presumably for dinner.

This time, no one tried to take the broccoli home as a side dish. They did, however, good heartedly mock the vegetable on social media.

An Atlanta Journal-Constitution post about the incident garnered plenty of comments.

Some commenters expressed dismay that the spilled load wasn’t tastier

Others seemed to be hoping for something to jazz up the broccoli a little bit.

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Then there were those that seemed to be transported back to bad childhood memories by the news.

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Not all commenters were craving broccoli and cheese or channeling bad childhood memories, however. Plenty of people also commented to mourn the fate of their favorite food.

While the spill inspired some fun on Facebook, it did create a headache for those attempting to navigate Interstate-75.

Only the truck was involved in the crash. No information was available on the driver’s condition or what may have contributed to the crash.

Ashley Coker

Ashley is interested in everything that moves, especially trucks and planes. She covers air cargo, trucking and sponsored content. She studied journalism at Middle Tennessee State University and worked as an editor and reporter at two daily newspapers before joining FreightWaves. Ashley spends her free time at the dog park with her beagle, Ruth, or scouring the internet for last minute flight deals.