Truck Dumps 40,000 lbs of Chicken Feathers on Roadway

At 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a semi overturned and spilled 40,000 pounds  of chicken feathers onto Interstate 5 between Tacoma and Seattle  (Wash.), backing up traffic for 11 miles as cleanup crews worked into  morning rush hour. The Tacoma News-Tribune reports that the  driver of the truck, who had an impeccable safety record prior to the  crash, fell asleep at the wheel. As for the peculiar load he was  hauling, the AP notes that recycled animal byproducts are used to  manufacture such items as soap and pet feed.

Source:  AP News