Splat! Tomato truck spill creates a mess in Modesto

02/05/2010 12:00 PM

02/05/2010 4:59 PM

A truck carrying tomato paste spilled its load on northbound Mitchell Road near the bridge by the Modesto Airport just before noon today.

Clean-up crews used shovels to remove the mess, and a street sweeper was brought in to help. Some of the thick, red glop was at least six inches deep.

The spill occurred just past Finch Road.

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