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40,000 pounds of cherry tomatoes spilled onto I-70 following semi fire

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Posted at 4:10 PM, Oct 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-09 16:10:04-04

PLAINFIELD, Ind. – More than 40,000 pounds of cherry tomatoes were spilled onto I-70 Monday morning in Plainfield.

Firefighters said the incident happened after a semi-truck caught fire near the 53-mile marker.

The fire was extinguished shortly after, but traffic backed up on the eastbound lanes of I-70 for several hours. 
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