Spilled paint shuts down freeway

SAN DIEGO (AP) - November 10, 2009

But this is Southern California, so it wasn't snow.

The California Highway Patrol had to shut down a major freeway connector yesterday in San Diego after about 200 gallons of paint spilled.

It couldn't have happened at a worse time, shortly before 8 a.m. during the morning rush.

The CHP says about 40 buckets of white paint fell off a flatbed truck, as the driver rounded a curve from I-8 onto a state highway.

All that paint -- and not a brush in sight.

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