Semi crashes, spills toilet paper, paper towels onto Califonia highway

ELK GROVE, CA., (WCMH) — Police say the highway was shut down in Northern California when a tractor trailer carrying thousands of pounds of toilet paper and paper towels crashed Sunday.

It happened when the rig hydroplaned, crossed the center divide, hit a guardrail and overturned. 29,000 pounds of toilet paper and paper towels spilled onto the roadway.

KCRA reports 80 gallons of fuel also spilled. The clean-up took multiple agencies including hazmat.

There were three vehicles involved in the crash but there were no major injuries reported. One driver involved was arrested for an OVI but police say weather was the main cause for the crash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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