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Tractor-Trailer Hauling Tons Of Beer Spills On Highway

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GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a car smashed into a tractor-trailer hauling tons of beer on a North Carolina interstate, spilling suds all over the highway.

Police say crews spent more than five hours Friday night cleaning up the mess on Interstate 85 in Gaston County. The rig was carrying nearly 43,000 pounds of beer.

J.R. Smith is with Gaston County Police. He says no one suffered any serious injuries other than scrapes and bruises.

The shipping company says the beer will go to the dump. Insurance will cover the cost.

Police say the car’s driver was cited for driving unsafe for the road conditions.

The wreck caused major traffic delays.

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