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    Default Truck carrying 40K pounds of beer overturns in Vt.

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    Truck carrying 40K pounds of beer overturns in Vt.
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    SWANTON, Vt. – Police say a truck carrying 40,000 pounds of beer overturned in Vermont and closed a highway for several hours.

    The truck went off the road Monday morning on Route 78 in Swanton. It rolled over and landed in a swamp on a wildlife refuge. The crash also knocked down some power lines.

    Travis Greeno, assistant chief of the Swanton Fire Department, says the truck had to be offloaded before it was pulled out of the ditch. He said it was "going to be a long day."

    The highway was closed for several hours.

    The truck driver was not hurt. It is unclear why he went off the road.

    No beer spilled into the swamp.

    at least the beer didn't spill into the swamp.
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    Phew...I can only imagined what the spilling of so much beer would have done to the price at the keg.

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    40K pounds? What's that in gallons?
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    Well I believe a gallon of water weighs about three pounds.

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    I dunno either, as the conversion doesn't work. I've simply never heard of beer (a liquid substance) being refered to in terms of pounds, although in terms of truck weight, it makes perfect sense.
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    If all that weight was beer, about 5,000 gallons.....or about a 3-4 hour supply on a Sat at TLW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avhevhmashdlr View Post
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/odd_highway_closure_beer

    Truck carrying 40K pounds of beer overturns in Vt.
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    Tue Jun 23, 6:40 am ET

    SWANTON, Vt. – Police say a truck carrying 40,000 pounds of beer overturned in Vermont and closed a highway for several hours.

    The truck went off the road Monday morning on Route 78 in Swanton. It rolled over and landed in a swamp on a wildlife refuge. The crash also knocked down some power lines.

    Travis Greeno, assistant chief of the Swanton Fire Department, says the truck had to be offloaded before it was pulled out of the ditch. He said it was "going to be a long day."

    The highway was closed for several hours.

    The truck driver was not hurt. It is unclear why he went off the road.

    No beer spilled into the swamp.

    at least the beer didn't spill into the swamp.
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    k...back at the office...a gallon of beer weighs slightly more than a gallon of water. a Gallon of water weighs 8 pounds. (More than I remember from my days in math class) So...40,000 pounds of beer would equal roughly 4800 gallons of beer.
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    That's just over 300 1/2 bbl kegs.

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    Oh, a 1/2 bbl keg is 15.5 gal.

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    Uh-huh...so in other words, it's merely equal to what is normally consumed opening night during the Texas Linkers Weekend. Big deal.

    Thanks for figuring that out, gents.
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    Uh-huh...so in other words, it's merely equal to what is normally consumed opening night during the Texas Linkers Weekend. Big deal.

    Thanks for figuring that out, gents.
    No..........we didn't consume that much opening night, Chef. We were about 7oz short of those figures.

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    The driver must have been drunk!

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