— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) October 3, 2023
Celery has shut down a major Ontario highway Tuesday afternoon.
Yes, you read that right. Aurora, Ont. OPP notified the public that Highway 400 southbound would be shut for several hours after a truck carrying a load of celery rolled over, spilling hundreds of pounds of the green vegetable across the southbound lanes.
While no injuries were thankfully reported, the incident is providing some comedic relief to social media users.
Social media users were quick to jump in offering what pairings would go best with the vegetable.
And here I am eating fatso salted caramel peanut butter with a spoon ….. on my way I got plenty
— Henderswine (@Hender_Swine) October 3, 2023
What pairs best with celery? Peanut butter or Cheese Whiz?
I'm on my way with my bottle of cheese whiz
— w (@tomahawk1234) October 3, 2023
Someone call the ranch truck. Those waiting on the highway in the sweltering heat may as well help themselves to some celery.
Just need another truck full of ranch dressing...
— Steve "ardalis" Smith (@ardalis) October 3, 2023
Why not enjoy a beverage while you are at it?
EVERYONE! Partay with caesars on 400. Bring enough Clamato and Tabasco for the boys in blue, too. But not for Ford. He underspent by billions on them. pic.twitter.com/oGlwh2sCu5
— Sara (@SMCADMAN) October 3, 2023
Some were quick to jump in offering puns. We admit, pretty clever.
That truck was following me too close. I think I was being stalked.
— BD594 (@The_Real_BD594) October 3, 2023
They need to acceleryrate the clean up
— Emily Hamilton (@adairingthought) October 3, 2023
A valid point is what to do with all the food spillage? Some users offered some helpful suggestions.
Given deep budget cuts this year, our school’s 3 classes of Food & Nutrition this semester could desperately use this to practice knife cuts on. 🙏🏻
— Ms. Blanchette (@Ms_KBlanchette) October 3, 2023
Donate the good stuff too zoos…
— s. gilmore (@stgilmore66) October 3, 2023
Police say traffic is currently being diverted onto Highway 9 as clean-up efforts continue.