18-Wheel Truck’s Supply of Toilet Paper Goes Up in Flames in Texas Crash
A truck hauling a full load of toiler paper crashed in the Dallas area early Wednesday morning, with precious cargo being ruined.
The crash occurred in I-20 in South Dallas, temporarily shutting down four lanes of the highway. Reports indicate that the driver fell asleep at the wheel. Fortunately, neither he nor the dog on board suffered serious injuries, along with anyone else.
The loss of an entire truckload of toilet paper destined to San Antonio from Alabama is certainly a loss, however. The personal sanitation products have been in high demand since the beginning of the national Chinese coronavirus epidemic, with many of the nation’s grocery stores being perpetually sold out of the products.
Some retailers have adopted new policies prohibited customers from hoarding toilet paper. Delivery businesses have also taken to offering a free roll of the paper to customers purchasing their products.
Reports indicate that the driver fell asleep at the wheel, perhaps taxed by the urgent demand for the products. Some trucking regulations prohibiting drivers from working more than 11 hours a day have been temporarily suspended by the Trump administration with the hopes of allowing America’s essential retailers to stock the shelves to meet renewed demand.
The freeway reopened later in the day.
Crash spills toilet paper across I-20 in South Dallas. A semi heading to San Antonio from Alabama rolls over catching fire. Avoid I-20 westbound at I-45 if possible. It will take crews a few hours to clean up the paper mess. No one was hurt in the crash. pic.twitter.com/1jtr1BNRwO
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