Toronto

Salad dressing oozes over DVP ramp after transport truck rollover

A transport truck rolled over on the DVP, leaving a large puddle of salad dressing and mayonnaise on the busy highway.

Driver charged with careless driving, police say

A mixture of salad dressing and mayonnaise trickled out of a transport truck following a rollover on the DVP northbound ramp to Hwy. 401 westbound. (Sgt. Kerry Schmidt/OPP)

A transport truck rolled over on the DVP, leaving a large puddle of salad dressing and mayonnaise on the busy Toronto highway.

The incident took place around 11 a.m. ET on the DVP northbound ramp to Hwy. 401 westbound, OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said. The transport truck rolled onto its left side and ruptured the vats of salad dressing and food products it was carrying, he said.

Salad dressing and mayonnaise continued to ooze out of the truck. (Sgt. Kerry Schmidt/Twitter)

Schmidt, who earlier described the roadway as a "big, slippery mess," said clearing the area took several hours and blocked the ramp for much of the afternoon commute. Vacuum trucks were used to rid the roadway of the white and green sludge. 

Even more salad dressing and mayonnaise seeped out of the truck during efforts to lift it up, Schmidt said.

Crews were working to clean the site of the salad dressing spill. (Sgt. Kerry Schmidt/Twitter)

The truck was hauled off the scene shortly after 5 p.m.

The truck driver suffered minor cuts and scrapes and was taken to hospital as a precaution. Police say the 52-year-old Brampton, Ont. truck driver is charged with careless driving.

Large vats of salad dressing and mayonnaise spilled over the northbound DVP ramp to Hwy. 401 westbound. (Sgt. Kerry Schmidt/Twitter)

The DVP northbound ramp to Hwy. 401 westbound is blocked and is expected to reopen by 8 p.m. ET.