Truck Carrying Eels Overturns, Covers Cars In Slime. Internet Shudders

The police and fire department in Oregon, US were faced with a slimy task when a truck carrying nearly 3,500 kilos of hagfish overturned on a highway.

Truck driver Salvatore Tragale was driving on Highway 101 with 13 containers of hagfish, also known as slime eels. A part of the road was blocked for construction work and the driver couldn’t stop in time resulting in containers flying across the highway and causing a five-car crash, as reported by The Oregon Live[2]. And a whole lot of slimy gunk.

Hagfish are known to produce slime when in distress, which explains all the goo. According to police, people in the cars that were hit by the container only suffered minor injuries. In a few hours, the road was cleared out and firemen washed the hagfish away but the pictures will haunt the internet forever.

Because they were everywhere…

pic.twitter.com/uveMFIwXa2[3]

— Depoe Bay Fire Dist. (@DepoeBayFire) July 13, 2017[4]

OSP @OregonDOT & @LincolnCountySO on scene overturned #Slime#Eel truck Hwy101 MP131 closed. #Cleanup on Aisle 101 pic.twitter.com/Z9s9XbQ247[5][6][7][8][9][10]

— Oregon State Police (@ORStatePolice) July 13, 2017[11]

And there is even a video, to add to your discomfort.

Ugh!

Thanks @OregonDOTpic.twitter.com/SmwHtWLeQ3[12][13]

— Depoe Bay Fire Dist. (@DepoeBayFire) July 13, 2017[14]

Some poor firemen were assigned the dreadful task of cleaning up the slimy mess.

Operation eel cleanup with @OregonDOT 2 lanes now open pic.twitter.com/Lj2oIAzsFf[15][16]

— Depoe Bay Fire Dist. (@DepoeBayFire) July 13, 2017[17]

And Oregon transport department signed off with this tweet summing up how we all feel after seeing the photos.

We’re signing off for the evening, but I doubt we’ll sleep tonight because…#eels[18]

— Oregon DOT (@OregonDOT) July 14, 2017[19]

The hagfish were reportedly on their way to Korea for ‘consumption’.

Now, they don’t have to worry about that.

Click for more trending news[1][20]

References

  1. ^ overturned (www.abc.net.au)
  2. ^ Oregon Live (www.oregonlive.com)
  3. ^ pic.twitter.com/uveMFIwXa2 (t.co)
  4. ^ July 13, 2017 (twitter.com)
  5. ^ @OregonDOT (twitter.com)
  6. ^ @LincolnCountySO (twitter.com)
  7. ^ #Slime (twitter.com)
  8. ^ #Eel (twitter.com)
  9. ^ #Cleanup (twitter.com)
  10. ^ pic.twitter.com/Z9s9XbQ247 (t.co)
  11. ^ July 13, 2017 (twitter.com)
  12. ^ @OregonDOT (twitter.com)
  13. ^ pic.twitter.com/SmwHtWLeQ3 (t.co)
  14. ^ July 13, 2017 (twitter.com)
  15. ^ @OregonDOT (twitter.com)
  16. ^ pic.twitter.com/Lj2oIAzsFf (t.co)
  17. ^ July 13, 2017 (twitter.com)
  18. ^ #eels (twitter.com)
  19. ^ July 14, 2017 (twitter.com)
  20. ^ trending news (www.ndtv.com)

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