Offal spread across Warrego Highway as truck loses its load
MOTORISTS on the Warrego Highway traffic had an unusual hazard to deal with yesterday when a truck lost its load of offal.
It was initially thought a truck had rolled over, but police believe the meat fell off the back of a truck.
The meat product, commonly known as the organs and entrails of a killed animal, was spread over a stretch of the highway near the Kholo St overpass on the Brisbane-bound lanes.
The trail of meat extended for 40m, with a few trails of offal found 100m further up the road.
The spillage was called in by motorists just after 2pm, with Queensland Police and Fire and Rescue Service called to remove the pieces of meat.
QFRS were required to hose the meat to the side of the road, clearing the highway of the obstruction.
There were reports the fat from the offal had caused the road to become slippery for the passing cars.
Traffic slowed down while one lane was closed.
It took 40 minutes for emergency services to clear the road.