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Overturned semi blocks lane on Florida's Turnpike in Orlando

Trailer was hauling 30,000 pounds of paper

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Traffic on Florida's Turnpike in Orlando has slowed down after a semi overturned Monday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the semi was driving from Interstate 4 to southbound Turnpike at exit 259, near Disney World, when it overturned shortly before 11 a.m. 

The trailer will be dragged into the median so authorities can off-load the 30,000 pounds of paper the truck was hauling.

At least one lane will be blocked until the trailer can be moved.

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A semi overturned on Florida's Turnpike Monday morning. Image courtesy of Guillermo Vicente.

A man who says he owns the semitruck company sent photos to News 6 and said the incident happened because the customer did not properly load the trailer.

Troopers said charges are pending against the semitruck driver.


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