Florida highway closure after truck crash spills thousands of beer cans

The picture shows beer cans that have spilled everywhere on the road.

A busy Florida highway was forced to close after several crashes as thousands of beer cans from a delivery truck spilled over the busy route. Independent. The semi-trailer collided with another vehicle on Interstate 75 when it changed lanes near Hernando County, about 30 miles north of Tampa, the release said.

After a crash involving five vehicles and a pickup truck, images and video early Wednesday morning showed thousands of Coors Light beer cans strewn across a roadway near Tampa. According to UPI.com, the incident happened around 6 a.m.

The major route had to be closed for hours for cleaning before it was reopened to traffic later that day. The inner lanes were opened to traffic at about 8:30 a.m., about two or two and a half hours after the collision, according to local media, the Independent reported.

The Florida Highway Patrol Tampa’s official Twitter handle shared a thread Wednesday with images of beer cans strewn along the highway.

According to the thread, the southbound lanes of I-75 and MM296 remain closed after the crashes and traffic was diverted onto SR-50. The trail was later reopened a few hours later and only minor injuries were reported, the post said.

But around noon local time, it took six hours to get the rest of the way up and running. According to local media satellite images, cars were seen backed up for miles after the unexpected obstruction in the roadway, while other footage showed people working for hours to clear the area so traffic could resume, the outlet said.