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Take an alternate 'snout': Spilled pig intestines close I-670 near downtown KCMO

Posted: 10:19 AM, Jul 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-11 18:02:20-04
I-670 pig intestines
I-670 pig intestines KCPD

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A portion of Interstate 670 near downtown Kansas City, Missouri, shut down for several hours Thursday after a semi trailer lost its load… of pig intestines.

Kansas City police said the incident happened around 9 a.m. on westbound I-670 near Oak Street. At least three lanes of the interstate were closed past U.S. 71 due to the incident, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

All lanes reopened shortly after 1 p.m.

MoDOT said crews used emergency response vehicles with a snow plow blade to clear the product from the roadway.

Traffic cameras in the area showed significant congestion as cleanup continued.

MoDOT encouraged motorists to "find an alternate snout. Sorry, alternate route."

No injuries were reported, police said, adding the pigs were already deceased.