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updated: 8/18/2014 12:22 PM

Wisconsin human waste spill causes traffic delays

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Associated Press

RACINE, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says human waste has spilled on a highway in Racine County.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the spill caused traffic delays Sunday afternoon for about three hours on Interstate 94 eastbound. The department says a "liquid non-hazardous substance" spilled across all lanes. It was not clear what type of vehicle the waste came from.

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The Wisconsin State Patrol in Waukesha says the spill hadn't been cleaned up by Sunday night. It says so many cars unknowingly drove through the 30-foot spill that fire and highway officials couldn't clean it up.

Officials decided to leave the spill in the road and clean it overnight because it had started to harden.

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