A truck carrying what was described as "cranberry sludge" spilled its load all over a highway in Woburn, Massachusetts.

The Associated Press reports that the spill on the Boston-area highway slowed down traffic and caused the road to turn red.

Cleanup crews used shovels and hoses to clean up the mess, and then sanded the area, but the highway retained a distinct reddish hue, according to broadcast traffic reports.

The cause of the spill is unknown.

Craziest truck spills

Published On: Aug 01 2014 03:21:06 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 09 2015 09:14:16 AM CDT

From corn dogs to live turkeys, take a look at some of the craziest items to spill out of overturned trucks and onto American roads.

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In June 2015, about 2,200 pigs were involved in a truck spill near Dayton, Ohio. Some 300 to 500 piglets were killed, and another 300 to 400 were set loose from the crashed truck, according to Ohio news station WLWT.