MARYSVILLE, Wash. — All lanes of northbound I-5 through Marysville just south of SR 531 were blocked after a fish truck overturned in the roadway, leaving a stinky mess of smashed fish behind.
All lanes have since reopened.
The Washington Department of Transportation reported the incident just after 8 a.m., with traffic getting by on the shoulder. They advised that drivers “roll up your windows if you’re driving through there.”
“Seriously,” WSDOT added for emphasis.
By 8:40 a.m., a crane had gotten the fish truck upright again, while crews worked to clean up the spillage. At one point, a piece of heavy equipment was used to scoop up smashed fish that was strewn across the highway.
The freeway was then hosed off and eventually, the semi-truck was towed away.
All lanes reopened at 9:44 a.m.
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