Truck carrying 40000 pounds of feathers crashes, spills fluffy load

Rodiano Bonacci
Mag 25, 2018

Were commuters in Washington state clucking with disapproval this morning?

Massive delays during the morning rush hour ruffled some feathers for commuters after a truck overturned and spilled its load of chicken feathers on the interstate in Federal Way, Washington.

According to Washington State Patrol, the crash happened around 3:20 a.m. on I-5 just south of S. 320th St.

The semi driver reportedly didn't have any injuries, and claims he had fallen asleep at the wheel.

The driver said he was hauling the feathers from Foster Farms in Kelso to Mount Vernon. The Washington State Department of Transportation shut down all lanes while workers cleaned up the mess and towed the truck away.

The truck was hauling the feathers from a poultry facility to a rendering company in Vancouver, British Columbia. As much as 40,000 pounds of feathers spilled onto the roadway. The company's website says it recycles animal byproducts into ingredients for many items, including pet feed and soap.

It added, "With ~ 8,000 feathers on a chicken that's nearly 2,300 chickens worth of feathers".

Tacoma-based News Tribune newspaper reported traffic being backed-up for 11 miles (18 kilometers) as crews scooped up the feathers, which were strewn across the road, metal barrier and central reservation area. All lanes were opened around 7:30 a.m., but not before the backup extended into Tacoma.

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