Tractor Trailer Spills Tea, Glue on Pennsylvania Turnpike

The big rig lost an odd mix of cargo on a ramp at the Mid-County Interchange.

An accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike this morning didn’t stop traffic or cause serious injury. Instead, the accident resulted in a sticky spilled payload.

At 9:12 am this morning, a tractor trailer carrying tea and glue overturned on a single-lane ramp going from eastbound I-276 to the Northeast Extension (I-476) at the Mid-County Interchange in Plymouth Township, Pennsylvania state police said. The force of the accident cracked the top of the truck’s storage area, allowing boxes of tea and glue to spill out onto the ramp.

The driver, a 26-year-old male, suffered a non-life-threatening laceration to the hand and was transported to a local hospital for treatment, police said.

NBC Philadelphia reported that the station’s hovering SkyForce10 chopper captured traffic slowing but not stopping due to the incident.

State police said the accident is still under investigation and no further information is available at this time.