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18-wheeler crash ends with animal waste spilled all over roadway in northeast Houston

HOUSTON – A massive cleanup effort is underway after a traffic accident caused an 18-wheeler to spill animal waste all over the road.

The accident happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday on Collingsworth at the Eastex Freeway, authorities said.

Police said a car attempting to make a left turn in a non-turn lane crashed into the 18-wheeler. This caused the truck to crash into the U-turn lane and spill its load all over the roadway, authorities said.

Animal Waste spilled after crash on Collingsworth at Eastex Freeway.
Animal Waste spilled after crash on Collingsworth at Eastex Freeway. (KPRC2)

The U-turn lane and one other lane were closed as crews work to clean up the spill.

It took six hours to clean the mess. The lanes have since reopened.


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