Drivers deal with coleslaw


FORT LORAMIE — It’s not winter yet, but a highway intersection was slippery Monday night. It wasn’t ice or snow — it was coleslaw.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Greg Birkemeier said in his report he was dispatched to the intersection of state Route 705 and Darke-Shelby Road at 6:19 p.m. on a report of lettuce in the roadway. “Upon arrival I found a very large amount of what appeared to be coleslaw all over the roadway,” he said. “The slaw was very slippery and vehicles were sliding through the intersection.”

Fort Loramie Fire Department responded and washed down the roadway. While the intersection was closed for wash-down, a semi truck pulled up with a trailer-load of the same slaw that was in the road, Birkemeier said. The driver, who worked for 5 C’s Farm in Hicksville, said the farm has about six trucks that run feed for the farm. He gave the phone number for the farm dispatch to the deputy, who contacted the farm to advise personnel there that one of their trucks may be dumping feed on the roadway. The worker said he would check with the drivers.

Staff report

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