"Banana Recovery Underway," Says Massachusetts State Police

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — State Troopers were on hand for a major banana spill on the Massachusetts Turnpike early Sunday morning.

At around 8 a.m. MSP, Boston Fire Department and Boston EMS responded to a rolled-over truck at Exit 18, which prompted the closure of the eastbound side of the Pike, one lane on the westbound side, and the ramp.

"This truck was hauling bananas, which hopefully will be saved once the truck [is] uprighted," State Police said. "MSP Truck Team responds to all serious crashes involving commercial trucking, to investigate [whether] vehicle/driver are in compliance [with] federal motor carrier regulations as well as state laws."

There were no injuries reported, and initially there was no fuel spill. However, Troopers said the truck began leaking fuel at around 9:40 a.m.

BFD laid down absorbent to stop fuel from spreading, and the remaining fuel was pumped out of the truck. Hazmat techs remained on site to supervise the cleanup.

At 10:05 am, MSP said the banana recovery was "underway," tweeting a photo of several boxes full of bananas being hauled off the highway. The two eastbound lanes and the ramps on the Pike have since reopened.

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