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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Two tractors-trailers crash, spilling cheese onto I-44

  • A large amount of cheese was spread all over a section of the westbound lanes of Interstate 44 near Jerome Saturday around 4:25 p.m. after one tractor-trailer struck another tractor-trailer, according to the Doolittle Rural Fire Protection District and Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP).
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  • A large amount of cheese was spread all over a section of the westbound lanes of Interstate 44 near Jerome Saturday around 4:25 p.m. after one tractor-trailer struck another tractor-trailer, according to the Doolittle Rural Fire Protection District and Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP).
    The crash occurred in the area of the 172-mile-marker, according to Sgt. Dan Crain, public information officer with the MSHP Troop I.
    There were no injuries. Crain said one of the semis, a 2008 Volvo, struck the rear of a disabled semi, a 2006 Peterbilt, that was sitting on the side of the interstate.
    Crain said the disabled tractor-trailer was clearly marked.
    The disabled semi’s trailer was ripped open and several packages of cheese spilled onto I-44.
    The interstate was shut down for about two and a half hours to three hours.
    Traffic had to be detoured onto the outer road, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.

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