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Truck Hauling Frozen Food Hits Hydrant In West Nashville

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Posted at 7:40 AM, Aug 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:34:07-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – No one was hurt after a semi-truck hauling nearly 50,000 pounds of frozen food crashed into a water hydrant in west Nashville. 

The incident happened early Friday morning along Charlotte Pike, not far from Chick-fil-A. 

Officials on the scene said the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel and veered off the road. The truck traveled down an embankment, where it struck the hydrant.

Water could be seen spilling onto the road. A small amount of fuel leaked from the truck, but crews were able to stop it and clean up the mess. 

The driver was not injured. 

A special wrecker will have to be used to tow the truck. At some point, officials will have to close the road.

The estimated cost of removing the semi could range between $20,000 to $30,000. The truck bound for Costco was carrying 40,000 pounds of frozen vegetables. 

It could take several hours to completely remove the truck from the scene.