NOMAGEDDON: Big Rig Filled with 20 Tons of French Fries Crashes, Catches Fire
A big rig slid off the 5 Freeway near Castaic this morning, tumbled 30 feet down an embankment, and its cargo, 20 tons of French fries, caught fire.
We're going to go ahead and name this catastrophe "NOMAGEDDON 2k13."
City News Service reports the crash happened at 2:37 a.m. and authorities shut down two lanes as they commenced French fry cleanup duty, which we assume involved many yellow "peligro" stand-up signs and big grey mops.
No one was injured when the 53-foot refrigerated trailer went down, but for your own safety, we recommend calling ahead to check fry supplies if you're getting burgers for breakfast.
We'll update with photos when we get them, or if you happen to be at the scene of this terrible tragedy, please tweet some at @LAist.
NOMAGEDDON UPDATE: An earlier version of this post said 20 tons of French fries were spilled. Authorities actually said only that they'd need to remove 20 tons of French fries from the truck before they could finish cleaning up the crash. The exact number of French fries spilled may not be 20 tons. That may have just been wishful thinking on our part.
UPDATE 2: City News Service is now reporting that the fry truck caught fire. Hope you like your fries well done.