'Toxic Poopsicle' Closes Indiana Exit Ramp

Tanker truck dumps up to 400 gallons of raw sewage on roadway—and then it froze
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2015 8:14 AM CST
It was quite a mess.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Cleanup workers from the Indiana DOT probably wished they had called in sick yesterday: A tanker truck dumped (officials think accidentally) between 300 and 400 gallons of raw sewage all over an I-65 exit ramp leading onto Highway 18, the Lafayette Journal and Courier reports.

The spill led to sewage up to 6 inches deep in places, police say, and the brutal weather that's been blanketing the country led to another issue: the waste froze, becoming what the newspaper calls a "toxic poopsicle." Crews spent yesterday afternoon and evening salting, sanding, and scraping the excrement off the road, then depositing it into a dump truck to be taken elsewhere.

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