Spilled greasy pig parts all over the highway

09-07-2007 | |

A busy section of highway had to be closed for seven hours after a truck tipped over and spilled pig ears, feet and grease all over the road, creating slippery conditions on Chicago roads.

A sudden shift in the truck’s load caused it to tip onto its side near an entrance ramp in Skokie, according to Illinois Department of Transportation spokesman Mike Claffey. No injuries have been reported.
Transportation department workers used sand to absorb the grease. They also sprayed a foam usually used in hazardous materials situations and spread rock salt to provide more traction.

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