Heat causes bread dough to rise, leak out of semi while in transit

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   July 25, 2017 at 8:36 AM
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July 25 (UPI) -- Washington state troopers responded to a semi truck on the interstate that started to lose its load of bread dough when the heat caused the yeast to rise.

Trooper Brooke Bova, the Public Information Officer for District 1 in Thurston and Pierce counties, tweeted a photo Monday showing the back of the truck with the rising dough spilling out through the top and back of the trailer. The truck was on northbound Interstate 5 near the 56th st. ramp in the Tacoma area.

"When you think you've seen it all....dough! The heat is making it rise!" Bova tweeted.

Bova wrote the truck driver, who was not injured, "said it's the combination of the amount of yeast and the heat. #breadanyone?"

"Whole-y grain Batman! It's messy but it's not a hazard! I'm on a roll," Bova quipped.

The mess was cleaned up by the Washington State Department of Transportation, which tweeted out a series of half-baked bread puns.

"...Doe, a deer a female deer. Sorry, somebody had to do it."

"I was going to write a pun about bread, but I thought most of you would find it rather stale. *I'll see myself out**"

"You knead to be an early riser to keep up on this. #breadpuns."

"Dough or dough not...there is no rye. #breadpuns."

"This has been fun. We'll challah at you later. #breadpuns."

"Fine. Guess I'll go back to loafing around."

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