Highway 101 Slimed After Shipment Of ‘Slime Eels’ Dumped During Crash

DEPOE BAY, ORE. (CBSLA.com) — There were no ghosts, just lots of writhing eels that slimed an Oregon highway Thursday.

A shipment of hagfish, a Korean delicacy also known as slime eels, were making its way to Korea when the car transporting them became involved in a crash.

There were no injuries in the accident, just a lot of slime all over Highway 101, which stretches all the way from Los Angeles north to Seattle.

Authorities in Oregon’s Depoe Bay, about 100 miles northwest of Portland, tweeted cheeky jokes as they dealt with the mess.

A video from the Depoe Bay Fire District showed a bulldozer was used to clear the road of the eels and slime, clearing the road by 4 p.m. But…

Crews and officers at the scene will probably not forget the sight of so many eels and so much slime anytime soon.

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