Toilet paper shipment goes up in flames in tractor-trailer accident

Scott Mitchell fills a box with toilet paper at a factory in Maine. A shipment of toilet paper was destroyed in a crash in Texas. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

When toilet paper is in short supply because of COVID-19, any waste is too much.

An accident in Texas left toilet paper that was being shipped scorched and burned near Dallas.

Police said the driver of the tractor-trailer fell asleep and lost control of his rig, KXAS reported.

The truck was en route from Alabama to San Antonio on Interstate 20 at the time of the crash Wednesday morning. The driver said he was planning to stop at a travel center in Dallas before the crash, according to KXAS.

The toilet paper in the trailer wasn’t the normal home-use rolls, instead, they were the large commercial ones. The load was burned extensively, officials told WFAA.