Smelly spill closes lane on Peach Orchard Road

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 5:14 PM
Last updated Wednesday, July 2, 2014 4:32 AM
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One lane of Peach Orchard Road has been shut down while officials clean a cargo spill that could be smelled from several blocks away.

A cargo spill on Peach Orchard Road shut down one lane of traffic Tuesday, creating a stench that could be smelled for blocks away.   BRITTINI RAY/STAFF
BRITTINI RAY/STAFF
A cargo spill on Peach Orchard Road shut down one lane of traffic Tuesday, creating a stench that could be smelled for blocks away.

About 2:51 p.m. Richmond County dispatch received a call of a cargo spill at the intersection of Peach Orchard and Lumpkin roads.

Elixson Transport driver Jason Bradley said he was at a stoplight when he hit his brakes, causing the vehicle’s cargo -- 30,000 pounds of meat -- to spill onto the roadway.

Bradley said the meat was a mixture cow, chicken and alligator guts and bones.

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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/01/14 - 05:30 pm
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Ohhh boy... I bet that stuff

Ohhh boy... I bet that stuff was already ripe when he picked it up; and now in this heat.... Makes me gag just thinking about it.

southern2
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southern2 07/01/14 - 05:40 pm
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Alligator guts?...sounds like

Alligator guts?...sounds like the makings of a voodoo concoction.

KSL
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KSL 07/01/14 - 05:57 pm
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Doesn't it!

Doesn't it!

advertencia
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advertencia 07/01/14 - 08:18 pm
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Awful!!

That smell was so bad tags people were turning around in the middle of the road. The stinch stayed in my nostrils at least a mile away!! If that meat smelled that bad I hope it was going to the dump!!!! Gagging while I'm thinking about that horrific smell!!! I thought a port a let truck turned over!! Ewwwww

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/01/14 - 09:25 pm
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Just were did they dig up Gator Guts?

A better question is why a Transportation company Headquartered
in Lake Butler, FL. 305 miles away (south of Jackson ville) is
hauling animal guts into GA and thru Augusta?

dwb619
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dwb619 07/01/14 - 11:57 pm
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Baloney

Where's the nearest balogna factory?

corgimom
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corgimom 07/02/14 - 06:10 am
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Sounds like it was going to a

Sounds like it was going to a feed processing plant. And who knows where the driver picked up the load, and who cares that he took it through Augusta?

Where do people think bone meal comes from?

AFjoe
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AFjoe 07/02/14 - 08:14 am
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Hotdogs!

Ever seen what goes into the making of hot dogs. Me either-but it sounds funny.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/02/14 - 08:24 am
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Dang

Where do these trucks deliver?

curly123053
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curly123053 07/02/14 - 08:29 am
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Hmmm

Gee, I wonder how much of that stuff would have benefitted the Chitlin Strut ??

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/02/14 - 09:47 am
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One Thing For Sure,

Qualification for being a driver of this company must have a Smelling Impairment!!

Jake
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Jake 07/02/14 - 10:15 am
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Party time

Why not set up a table with some crackers and wine and call it an impromptu cocktail party with pate' being the featured treat. Or serve bourbon and beer and call it a hillbilly gathering with head cheese as the main course.

Carol Jackson
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Carol Jackson 07/02/14 - 02:04 pm
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Too bad about the spill. It

Too bad about the spill. It may have been destined for a fertilizer plant. That is not fragrant even after it's been processed, has the same ingredients and then some, but at least it uses the animal by products in a useful way.

southern2
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southern2 07/02/14 - 02:15 pm
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Animal byproducts?

Animal byproducts? Ingredients for potted meat and Vienna sausage. Yum, yum.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 07/02/14 - 03:32 pm
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Glad school is not in session

because there's a school sitting right at that intersection.

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