Chicken guts choke commute traffic on US-101

A big rig carrying what appears to be a massive amount of chicken guts or slurry spilled a portion of its load Thursday evening and closed three lanes of northbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Mateo, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The truck apparently stopped short in heavy traffic just south of Kehoe Avenue shortly before 4 p.m.

The unidentified chicken material sloshed out of the top of the open trailer, which was covered by a tarp, according to photos posted on the Redwood City area CHP Twitter account.

A CalTrans crew was called in to scoop up the fleshy mess using a front loader and a pickup truck. The lanes were opened up to traffic after roughly half an hour.

No injuries or vehicle damage were reported as a result of the spill.