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Road closed for chicken parts cleanup


UPI News Service, 05/05/2011 

Authorities in Missouri said a highway was closed for more than 2 hours after a truck spilled several hundred pounds of chicken parts onto the road.

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Monarch Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Roger Herin said the unidentified truck spilled the chicken parts onto eastbound Highway 40/Interstate 64 in Chesterfield about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and the poultry was tracked for about a mile by cars driving through the mess, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday.

"Whoever dropped the chicken stuff did not stop," Herin said. "It's a mess."

"It's slick for quite a ways," Herin said. "It smells like rotten meat."

The Missouri Department of Transportation said firefighters and highway workers spent more than 2 hours cleaning up the spill and sanding the road. Traffic was allowed back into the affected lanes about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.


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