Truck Overturns, Spills 10,000 lbs of Salmon Onto Alaska Highway

Juneau Police Department(JUNEAU, Alaska) — A truck carrying a load of seafood overturned and spilled salmon across a busy highway in Juneau, Alaska, according to police.

"Egan Drive blocked by about 10,000 pounds of Chum Salmon," Juneau police said in a Facebook post Monday evening.

"The cleanup effort is still underway. The scene smells a bit fishy," the statement quipped.

Police said the inbound traffic on the highway was completely blocked while outbound traffic was down to one lane.

The spill caused traffic to back up for about 90 minutes, according to officials.

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