The city's police chief said that around 4:40 a.m., an 18-wheeler carrying the product overturned during an accident, sending a plethora of pork spilling across the outside lane of Highway 59 south at Kroesche Road.
The spill caused a total closure of the freeway for several hours. The freeway was cleared by the evening commute.
The outside lane of 59S at kroesche rd will be closed for a few hours due to a plethora of pork being spilled out onto the roadway. At approx 4:40a an 18 wheeler carrying the pork overturned during an accident. Crews are working to clear the mess. @RosenbergPolice— Chief Jonathan White (@Chief_JWhite) February 7, 2020
Last April, a similar issue happened on the Southwest Freeway at Williams Trace in Sugar Land. In that case, an 18-wheeler lost a load of animal waste. Witnesses said at the time the 18-wheeler's trailer looked secured at the top, but there may have been a structural problem, allowing the waste to get out.
The driver in the April incident did not stop.
Southwest Freeway reopens after 18-wheeler spills animal waste in Sugar Land
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