Hundreds of eels slime OR highway after truck rollover

Highway closed, covered in slime after eel truck rollover

Highway closed, covered in slime after eel truck rollover

Police believe the crash occurred when the truck, was unable to brake at a construction stop.

No one was injured during the incident according to the Depoe Bay Fire District.

Oregon State Police shared pictures of the slimy scene on their Twitter page, as well as a video that shows the eels still slithering around on the road.

A truck loaded with eels made a slippery mess on an Oregon Highway.

One of the containers flew across the highway into the southbound lane, and the others came off of the truck bed and spilled onto the highway as the flatbed came off the frame of the truck.

Police said the driver, Salvatore Tragale, was heading north with 13 containers holding 3,402 kilograms of hagfish, which are commonly known as slime eels.

Erin Butler of McMinnville witnessed the crash and told FOX 12 that the scene was unbelievable.

When the container struck the oncoming vehicle, it caused a chain-reaction, pushing four vehicles into eachother. "It was disgusting. I will definitely never, ever eat eel".

Only minor injuries reported from first vehicle.

Police said the eels were being shipped for consumption in Korea.

The road reopened after the bulldozing and hosing it off was completed Thursday afternoon.

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