Truck Full Of Salmon Turns Over On Highway, Blocks Traffic For 9 Hours

(Seattle Plice Department)

(Seattle Plice Department)

The creatures of the sea are rising up to…snarl our traffic and then get eaten anyway. First, a tractor-trailer in Maine overturned, but its cargo of 30,000 pounds of live lobsters were fine and survived to be loaded on another truck. Now a truck full of salmon turned over on a highway in Seattle, messing up traffic everywhere from down the road to in the sky.

It started around 2:30 in the afternoon when a truck carrying a trailer full of fish overturned, completely blocking SR-99 near Safeco Field, where the Seattle Mariners play. The traffic snarl meant that it was impossible to get paramedics in to attend to the driver. The truck was too damaged to move under its own power, and there was too much fish in the trailer to move it easily. Tow trucks capable of the job didn’t make it until 4 P.M., and the police weren’t able to move the truck, the trailer, and the tons of fish until seven hours after that because of damage to the trailer.

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