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Spilled onions close California highway, really stink

December 9, 2011 |  9:17 am

When a big rig overturned Thursday evening on Highway 65 near Sacramento, thousands of onions spilled onto the road.

The onions closed the highway for several hours, but they also created a strong smell that left officials and reporters at the scene with watery eyes.

According to police, the truck was traveling northbound on the highway at Twelve Bridges Road when the driver unsuccessfully tried to maneuver a curve, went through the median and crashed into the southbound lanes at Ferrari Ranch Road. 

The truck driver was taken to a local hospital. There was no report on his condition.


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