Wreck spills salmon across Egan Dr., traffic delayed over an hour

    An overturned delivery truck spilled around 10,000 pounds of salmon across Egan Dr. near Highland Avenue and Aurora Harbor Monday afternoon just before 4:00, blocking traffic for over an hour.

    An overturned delivery truck spilled around 10,000 pounds of salmon across Egan Dr. near Highland Drive and Aurora Harbor Monday afternoon just before 4:00, blocking traffic for over an hour.

    ABC News says the wreck closed three of four lanes.

    On JPD's official Facebook page, a post just before 5:00 p.m. Monday read "Egan Drive blocked by about 10,000 pounds of Chum Salmon. The cleanup effort is still underway. The scene smells a bit fishy."

    Speaking with News of the North at approximately 5:40 p.m., JPD Public Information Officer Erran Kalwara stated that the driver of the truck was transported by ambulance to Bartlett Regional Hospital.

    She added that most of the fish had been cleaned up at that time, but the State Department of Transportation was on its way to help clean up remaining oil and residue.

    Photo courtesy of Brandon Ridle.

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