Several first response vehicles, a stretch of I-40 in North Carolina and a man directing traffic were covered with chicken waste Tuesday when the driver of the tractor-trailer loaded with the excrement stopped sharply to avoid a vehicle at an earlier accident.
The mishap occurred near I-40’s Exit 116 (Old North Highway 10) near Connelly Springs, snarling heavy holiday traffic, according to WSOC-TV. The truck was on its way to a facility where the waste was to have been processed into fertilizer.
When the trucker slammed on his brakes to avoid a car, the waste spilled onto a parked ambulance and firetruck. It also knocked to the ground a volunteer from Burke REACT, who was directing traffic.