Chicken Waste Spill Closes Part Of Rd. In Murfreesboro

Posted at 3:01 PM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-22 23:43:59-04

A semi truck hauling chicken waste spilled its load in Murfreesboro, forcing police to close the part of South Church Street.

According to Murfreesboro Police officials, the truck spilled the waste product meant for a farm field Thursday afternoon on the 300 block of S. Church Street, and the right, outbound lane will be closed until around 7 p.m.



The spill by a driver with the Tennessee Recycling Services, LLC caused a smelly mess on the already wet road from the morning rains.

Police reported a three-inch layer of the muck coating the right lane, which has caused traffic to back up to the interstate. Crews were on the scene power-washing the road.

Reports stated the tailgate broke, and each time the truck stopped, more sewage would come out. The truck remained about 3/4 full.

Business owners described the smell is described as "horrible."

Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol were conducting a commercial vehicle inspection. Reports stated the truck was temporarily fixed.