CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Garbage covered parts of U.S. 41 Friday morning, after a tractor trailer carrying construction debris overturned at the intersection with Zemel.
Charlotte County Fire and EMS officials say the truck was heading to the dump around 7:30 when it flipped on its side.
The driver walked away uninjured, but traffic was slow-moving at the accident site with lanes of 41 closed and crews scrambling to put the semi upright and clean up the mess.
U.S. 41 and Zemel Road reopened around 11 a.m.
The driver, who works for a company out of Hialeah, blames the accident on an unevenly-distributed load. He was given a ticket for reckless driving.