HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK/CNN) — Could imagine rolling down the highway on your bike, and then running into a massive pile of animal guts right in the middle of the freeway? That was a real danger this week on a Houston, Texas area highway this week.
The Southwest Freeway in Sugar Land is back open after an 18-wheeler lost a load of animal waste in the northbound lanes at Williams Trace Tuesday morning.
Sugar Land police say the incident happened around 8:30 a.m. and had the freeway closed until noon while TxDOT crews worked to clean up the mess.
The driver of the 18-wheeler did not stop.
According to witnesses, the 18-wheeler’s trailer was secured at the top, but there may have been structural problems, allowing the waste to get out.
Police say they have called the company out of Franklin, Texas, that owns the 18-wheeler.
It may face a fine for an unsecured load.