Summit Bridge Chicken Truck Spill

Screenshot from DelDOT traffic camera shows the cleanup for the chicken truck spill which occurred early Wednesday, June 6, 2018, on DE-896/Summit Bridge Road, just south of Bethel Church Road.

The morning commute began with a cluck on Wednesday.

A tractor trailer hauling a load of chickens reportedly lost control on a sweeping curve located on southbound DE-896/Summit Bridge Road, just south of Bethel Church Road, early on June 6, 2018.

As a result, the vehicle overturned and spilled multiple pallets of livestock onto the shoulder and grassy edge of the roadway.

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) advised that both saddle tanks on the truck were also damaged, resulting in leaking fuel. As a result, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) was called to the scene.

The roadway encountered a single southbound right lane closure during the cleanup, permitting traffic to get by in the left hand lane. As of 6:15 a.m., delays were negligible due to light activity and the scene being situated in the opposing direction of travel for typical morning flow.

Specific details, such as what caused the rig to lose control, were not immediately known.