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Pomegranate spill delays traffic on 5 Freeway in Newhall

December 1, 2009 |  7:26 am

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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