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Section of Highway 101 covered in slime after eel truck rollover

Posted July 13

— Oregon State Police, along with other local officials, encountered a slimy sight on Highway 101 Thursday: a portion of the roadway covered in eels.

Troopers responded to a rollover that happened just after noon at milepost 131 in Lincoln County. A seafood livestock truck had tipped over, spewing its contents all over.

Photos of the scene showed several vehicles affected by the rollover. The Oregon Department of Transportation called the incident a "slippery situation" and said it was advising drivers to use other routes or expect delays.

According to Oregon State Police, the truck was transporting the eels to be shipped to Korea for consumption.

The Depoe Bay Fire Department helped with the cleanup, which was expected to last past 3 p.m.


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