A truck carrying 20 tonnes of chicken nuggets flipped on the Hume highway near Epping in Melbourne last night.
As a result of the accident diesel fuel has been spilled across the road. Authorities are still working to clean up the area morning, causing chaos for commuters.
According to police, the B-double vehicle hit an unoccupied car sitting in the emergency lane before crashing through the centre-median barriers, overturning and coming to rest on the opposite side of the road.
The accident caused the truck’s load of one million chicken nuggets bound for McDonald’s, worth almost $500,000, to spread across the highway.
The driver of the truck was not injured and the stationary car was not occupied.
Police on the scene estimate that the north-bound lanes will be closed to traffic for several hours.
The clean up of about a million chicken nuggets and 1000L of diesel is underway outbound on the Hume Fwy between Cooper St and the M80 Ring Rd. The road is expected to remain closed until at least 10am, depending on how long recovery works take #Melbourne https://t.co/0Ar1hcpJbh pic.twitter.com/g9JOOYE1XQ
— ABC Melbourne (@abcmelbourne) April 5, 2018
Sergeant Dean Pickering from Victoria Police told the ABC that it was likely wouldn’t be fully cleared until late morning today.
Here’s footage of the scene this morning:
— 7 News Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) April 6, 2018
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