Grapes of Wrath: Semi Tips, Loses Load of Grapes

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    Roughly 40,000 pounds of grapes were lost when a semi truck overturned on a ramp to the Stevenson Expressway. (Published Tuesday, June 22, 2010)

    State Police expect a Stevenson Expressway ramp in the southwest suburbs to be closed to traffic for several hours while crews remove a semi truck that overturned and spilled a load of grapes Monday afternoon.

    The truck was was traveling too fast for conditions when it tipped over on the northbound Stevenson Expressway (I-55) ramp to the northbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) near Indian Head Park, officials said.

    The truck's load of green grapes shifted, causing the semi rolled over on its right side.