Cars damaged after hitting frozen sugar beets spilled on Hwy. 12 in Murdock, Minn.
A truck spilled thousands of the vegetables, which froze to the pavement "like rocks."
February 4, 2022
A western Minnesota highway was shut down for a short time Wednesday night after a truck carrying sugar beets spilled its load and thousands of the yellow-colored vegetables froze to the pavement.
"They were like rocks," said Swift County Sheriff John Holtz.
The spill happened about 8 p.m. on Hwy. 12 west of Murdock, Minn., and the beets littered the road for about half a mile, Holtz said. Murdock is about 20 miles northwest of Willmar.