South Carolina Road left Pink and Blue

South Carolina Road left Pink and Blue

Emerson Dieruf, Author

A stretch of highway in South Carolina was temporarily dyed pink when a trailer carrying blue and pink clothing dye was involved in a car crash on September 7, 2022.

Officials with Spartanburg County Emergency Management claim that the crash happened at around 1:00 PM, on I-85 south, which is between highway 129 and highway 29.

The truck said it was hauling 55 gallons of organic dye. When the truck crashed, it covered 2 of the 3 lanes in mixes of pink and blue.

The Emergency Management later made a Facebook post and stated “Will be a while before a contractor cleans it up, and traffic is backed up.  While the colors are pretty, we’re pretty sure you don’t want it on your car!” Officials have also described the textile dye as messy, but water-soluble, which means the dye can dissolve in water.  So, the colorful dye was ultimately “harmless”. The roads reopened later that day at around 6:00 PM, and traffic continued to flow as normal.