13 tonnes of eggs spill on Texas highway

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    Truckload of eggs closes Texas highway; driver injured in accident

    BELLAIRE, Texas (AP) - A truck carrying more than 13 tonnes of eggs spilled its contents off a Houston-area overpass early Monday, shutting down a highway and leaving a smelly mess behind for cleanup crews.

    "There must have been 50 cases of eggs that landed on that (parked) truck, crushed the cab and broke the windshield," said Gary Babb, a supervisor in charge of the cleanup.

    Environmental workers spent the day cleaning up the mess, trying not to slip on egg yolks as they worked. A special substance was used to battle the smell and soak up spilled fuel.

    It took more than 14 hours to clean up the spill and reopen the highway. Babb's co-workers brought food to keep the crew's energy up, but he didn't exactly appreciate it

    :laugh: "They brought us scrambled eggs, you believe that?" Babb said. "Sick sense of humour, these people

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