A truck carrying 20 tonnes of chicken nuggets flipped over on a busy highway in Melbourne and caused traffic chaos

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  • A truck carrying 20 tonnes of chicken nuggets flipped on the Hume highway in Melbourne.
  • One million chicken nuggets are strewn over the busy highway.
  • The accident also caused fuel to leak over the road, forcing police to close all north-bound lanes.
  • Long delays for commuters are expected.

  • 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.

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    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.

    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:

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