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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Top Ten: Cabbage Explosion

It was the early morning of June 30th.  A photographer and I were dispatched to Interstate 81 in Lenox.  A tractor trailer carrying 42,000 pounds of cabbage and tomatoes crashed, leaving produce scattered over a half mile stretch of highway.

It looked like a snow storm, except it was cabbage.  It took seven hours to clean up.

The truck driver was cited for speeding.  He wasn't seriously hurt.

This was also the first photo taken with my new smartphone.

The phone takes great pictures, but it doesn't do the scene justice.  Imagine the smell of rotting cabbage and crushed tomatoes on a hot summer morning.  Mosquitoes everywhere, and several found me.

Tomorrow:  a friend packs it in.