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Clean Up On Highway 401: Crash Drenches Roadway In Mayo, Dressing

A truck carrying condiments overturned and made quite the mess.
Posted at 11:12 AM, Jul 20, 2016

"To be honest with you, I don't know what it is," said Sgt. Kerry Schmidt with Ontario Provincial Police Highway Safety Division. "There's going to be some cleanup here."

Cleanup is an understatement. That green and beige stuff you see all over this highway is mayonnaise and salad dressing.

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Ontario highway Sgt. Kerry Schmidt streamed the aftermath of a truck rolling over Tuesday morning in Canada.

"It's going to be completely shut down and closed," Schmidt said later in his livestream.

Apparently, condiments aren't the easiest to clean up — especially on a roadway. To make matters worse, it was in a construction zone.

And the sergeant said a ShamWow wouldn't cut it.

The department showed the progress of the cleanup on Twitter.

Five hours after first reporting the accident, Schmidt shared this video of a skid-loader scrapping the goopy mess off the pavement.

Even after the semi was towed away, the job wasn't done.

They did a final sweep of the road seven hours after the first report of the crash.

The 52-year-old truck driver was charged with careless driving.

This video includes clips Twitter / @OPP_HSDPeriscope / @OPP_HSD and ShamWOW and images from Twitter / @OPP_HSD. Music provided courtesy of APM Music.