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Pomegranate spill delays traffic on 5 Freeway in Newhall

Pom Commuters facing delays as they head south toward Los Angeles this morning can blame a bright red fruit that is rich in antioxidants.

A big rig carrying pomegranates collided with a box truck on the southbound 5 Freeway in the Newhall area about 3:40 a.m., scattering crates of the fruit into the roadway, said Officer Jennifer Connolly of the California Highway Patrol.

The right-most lane just north of the 14 Freeway remains closed as Caltrans workers clean up the sticky mess.

-- Tony Barboza

Photo: Boxes of pomegranates line a portion of the southbound 5 Freeway after an early-morning accident. Credit: KTLA

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Comments () | Archives (8)

I'm tired of these fruits terrorizing our community! When are we going to get some real enforcement of our fruit-immigration laws and stop this menace from striking again!?

Too bad. That's expensive fruit. Right in line with all the bad luck in this state.

No free radicals better try to drive on the 5 freeway now. You know...cuz of all that pomegranate juice and stuff...sorry, that's all I got.

Where is the photo?!

I thought pomegranates were an antiaccident?

Looks like a sticky situation

"I thought pomegranates were an antiaccident?"

WIN. That was hilarious.

What a shame? I love pomegranates.


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