A little bit of sand and gravel usually doesn’t cause any problems for drivers, but 80-thousand pounds of sand and gravel can cause a ton of problems!
Transportation officials were forced to stop traffic on southbound I-35, north of New Braunfels, TX when a dump truck accidentally dropped huge load of sand on the main lanes of the highway. Exactly how much sand was lost on the highway is not exactly know, but it’s estimated to be around 80-thousand pounds.
Police and fire department crews kept the highway closed while they worked tirelessly to push the sand and gravel off of the road. After a few hours the sand had been cleared and the highway was reopened.
Thankfully no accidents occurred from the incident.