Potatoes flood a field south of Othello following semi-truck rollover
OTHELLO, Wash. — This field filled with potatoes isn’t as luxurious as it sounds. A semi-truck rolled over off S.R. 24, roughly five miles south of Othello in Adams County, early on Thursday morning.
According to a social media alert from WSP Trooper Jeremy Weber, the truck that was filled with potatoes rolled while turning east on Sagehill Road onto the Washington state route near milepost 74.
Thankfully, Trooper Weber confirmed that the driver escaped from this accident without injuries. However, the vehicle’s haul didn’t fare quite so well as hundreds—maybe thousands—of potatoes filled the brush field along the side of the roadway.
Tow trucks were called to the roadway as part of S.R. 24 was closed to clear the way for responding parties. At 10:00 a.m., Trooper Weber confirmed that the roadway was re-opened after the tractor and trailer were removed from the road.
Traffic is clear in the area, so commuters can travel through the area without concern. Just don’t be surprised if you ride past a field of stray potatoes along the way.
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