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Overturned truck spills 22,000 pounds of fish onto North Carolina highway

Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A North Carolina highway was partially closed Tuesday morning when a crashed truck spilled 22,000 pounds of fish into the roadway.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation said the truck overturned before 5:45 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 95, in the Exit 61 area near Godwin.

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The tractor-trailer lost its load of 22,000 pounds of catfish into the northbound lanes, sparking an hours-long clean-up operation.

The driver was examined at the scene by Emergency Medical Services and was found to be uninjured.

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