Polk County

Semi hauling 49,000 pounds of paint rolls over on U.S. 27

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - A tractor-trailer carrying 49,000 pounds of paint flipped on its side on Friday morning, causing roadblock on U.S. 27. 

The incident occurred in the northbound lanes near SR-544. 

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of the truck made a left turn, causing the paint to shift and the vehicle to overturn on its right side, blocking the right and center lanes of traffic.

The 53-year-old driver was taken to Winter Haven Hospital to be treated for minor injuries. 

Further information was not immediately available. 


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