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Mapping the Year in Truck Spills

Here's a unique idea for a year-end list: the notable truck spills of 2016. Atlas Obscura has taken those news stories and plotted out an interactive map. Click on an icon (color coded for type of cargo) and pull up the story of that spill. This year saw truck spills that unloaded beer, soda, cheese, mail, pigs, potatoes, grease, animal guts, sewage, liquid dye, and more all over the highways. We've covered some of these stories; reading through them brings back memories, like that of the beer truck that collided with the Doritos truck in Florida, called "the couch potato's nightmare." Good times.


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Recalling open and uncovered trucks full of tomatoes rolling north along I-5 in tomato country. When they went over a bridge, some tomatoes spilled out onto the road. Squirrels would run out on the road to eat them. Yes, lots of road kill.
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