It was an accident involving offal.
An Australian highway was reminiscent of the floor of a slaughterhouse after a car accident resulted in large amounts of animal guts being dumped on the road.
“It will take some time to clean up” wrote Victoria Traffic’s Twitter account of the “bowel blockage”, which took place near Melbourne on Thursday.
According to a spokesman for the Victorian Department of Transport, a meat truck unexpectedly braked while traveling on the M80s, Broadsheet reported. The sudden stop of the “stock” car reportedly caused chunks of offal to “go over the cab in a meaty wave” before landing on the ramp.
The accompanying Twitter photos show the entrails adorning a busy intersection after the accident like the set of a gory movie.
In light of the massacre, officials were forced to close the left lanes of both the Boundary Road exit off the M80 ring road and the eastbound Boundary Road on the M80, while the fleshy mess was tackled. They advised motorists to avoid the area at the time — especially as the mid-80s temperatures caused the rumen to ripen and emit an “offal” stench, Broadsheet reported.
“When offal is spilled it always seems to be hot – I wouldn’t want to be there cleaning it up,” exclaimed Victorian Department of Transport Andrew Crook.
Fortunately, both lanes have since reopened following the horrific incident, Victoria Traffic reported.
This isn’t the first time a bizarre spill has hit traffic. In November, an armored truck caused money to accidentally rain down on a California highway, sparking a money grab that resulted in two arrests.