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Friday, July 18, 2008

Sticky problem in Sugar Land, Texas

According to numerous news outlets (this one picked up from Excite):

5,000 gallons of molasses spill on Texas highway


Jul 18, 6:37 AM (ET)

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) - A sticky mess has been cleaned up after an overturned tanker truck poured 5,000 gallons of molasses onto a major Texas highway.

Drivers heading to Sugar Land were rerouted Thursday after the afternoon accident shut down Texas 6 at Southwest Freeway for eight hours.

City of Sugar Land spokeswoman Pat Pollicoff told The Houston Chronicle the road was closed until midnight Thursday because of the coating of "healthy, all natural molasses." The spilled molasses was supposed to be used in cattle food.

The 26-year-old driver of the truck, Joe Albert Loya, was taken to a hospital with minor head injuries.

A huge molasses spill. In Sugar Land. The jokes practically write themselves, don't they? The road will be slow going for a while.

Sigh. Yeah, I know. The blog's awfully dusty. I'll try to pick up. This seemed like a place to start.

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