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Semi Spills its Guts on Slaton Highway Causing Major Delays

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A tractor-trailer carrying “cow guts” lost its load on the Slaton Highway at approximately 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, according to Lubbock Truck Sales employees. The business, which was closest to the scene of the incident, had a front-row seat to all of the action as traffic backed up during the evening rush hour period at the messy (dare we say slimy) incident.

Semi Spills its Guts on Slaton Highway Causing Major Delays

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The westbound lanes of the highway near the company’s location were covered with the unexpected cartage, causing a delay in traffic. A cleanup crew was able to attend to the situation by 5 p.m., however, due to the fact that the spill site was close to an intersection, the traffic backlog behind the truck was considerable, with witnesses saying it stretched for close to a quarter-mile.

Semi Spills its Guts on Slaton Highway Causing Major Delays

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There’s been no cause for the spill identified as of yet, however the last of the cleanup was completed by 6 p.m., and the semi was then able to haul the remainder of its shipment to another location. Slaton Hwy. is a major thoroughfare through the city of Lubbock, Texas. Although a spill of this nature wouldn’t require the presence of a HazMat team, you can bet the onlookers behind it, and in the vicinity, may have required the use of some creative breathing (in through the mouth, out through the nose…) in order to make their way through.

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KCBD