BLYTHE (CBS) — Authorities say eight tons of melons spilled across a Blythe road Thursday when a trailer uncoupled from a farm vehicle.

The spill happened about 12:30 p.m. on Lovekin Boulevard just north of 18th Avenue in a farming community, California Highway Patrol Officer Andrew Tulin said.

The spill occurred about two miles south of Interstate 10, so it didn’t cause any traffic congestion in the Blythe area.

“It’s not a really heavily traveled county road, so it wouldn’t affect freeway traffic by any means,” Tulin said.

It was the second load of melons dumped on a Riverside County roadway Thursday.

Early this morning, a truck overturned in the center divide of Interstate 10 in Coachella, spilling a load of watermelons and diesel fuel.

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