TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama police urged downtown motorists to drive with caution Tuesday morning after pieces of raw chicken were spilled on the Hugh Thomas Bridge in downtown Tuscaloosa.
The pieces of raw chicken were knocked over by a truck, covered three lanes and slid vehicles onto the road, authorities said.
Tuscaloosa police say pieces of raw chicken were spilled on the Hugh Thomas Bridge and portions of the road on Tuesday. The substance coated all three lanes and caused some vehicles to slide on the roadway.
A crew from the Alabama Department of Transportation was dispatched to clean up the mess early Tuesday morning.
A truck from the city of Tuscaloosa spread sand over the area as part of the cleanup effort.
“Hold your nose and drive carefully if you’re driving through downtown Tuscaloosa this morning!” wrote the Tuscaloosa Police Department in a Facebook post.
At around 10:30 a.m., ALDOT said the road had been cleared and all lanes had been reopened.
A TPD spokeswoman said the department began receiving 911 calls around 5:15 a.m., saying the road was slippery.