Thursday, May 5, 2011

Chicken-parts spill shuts down Highway 40

Posted By on Thu, May 5, 2011 at 9:30 AM

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  • Maybe club soda would have helped?

Maybe it's a metaphor for our oversized appetites, but food can't stay in the trucks traveling on Missouri's highways. In January, it was 50 pigs running around on Interstate 435. The following month, more than 40,000 pounds of bagged mayonnaise shut down Interstate 44.

And now, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Political Fix reports that several hundred pounds of chicken parts were spilled onto eastbound lanes of Highway 40 Tuesday night, and the resulting cleanup blocked traffic for hours.

While the police apparently still have no idea who spilled the chicken parts -- the driver didn't stop -- the force is still very aware of what happened.

"We still have police cars that stink," Chesterfield Police Lt. Steve Lewis told the Post-Dispatch.

As to the potential identity of the driver or truck, police only have one clue -- the truck may have said "American" on it.

[Image via The St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

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