N.Z Highway Carnage: Just offal

WELLINGTON, N.Z. — A trucker on a main artery in New Zealand literally spilled his guts last week and authorities had to close 10 km of the road until it could be cleaned up.

Only after a car driver skidded through the mess and crashed did local police hear about the spill which consisted of animal blood, bones, lungs, heads, hooves, stomachs, kidneys and pretty much everything else that animals are made of.

Evidently, the entrails leaked out of the truck’s tail gate.

In certain spots, according to local media, the goop was almost a foot (or should that be hoof) deep.

Police termed called the mishap a "bloody awful scene" and one official statement said "it stank to high heavens"

No injuries (to humans) were reported.

"It’s not really a good day for my boys," a police spokesman said. "Offal spills have a huge amount of fat in them and that poses a risk to the public so we closed the road."

Click here to see the offal scene.

Police warned that people traveling through the area over the next few days might find the air "a bit ripe."
No charges have been laid. 

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