A truck carrying what was described as "cranberry sludge" spilled its load all over a highway in Woburn, Massachusetts.

The Associated Press reports that the spill on the Boston-area highway slowed down traffic and caused the road to turn red.

Cleanup crews used shovels and hoses to clean up the mess, and then sanded the area, but the highway retained a distinct reddish hue, according to broadcast traffic reports.

The cause of the spill is unknown.

Craziest truck spills

Published On: Aug 01 2014 04:21:06 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 16 2015 10:36:53 AM EDT

From corn dogs to live turkeys, take a look at some of the craziest items to spill out of overturned trucks and onto American roads.

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A semitrailer traveling on a rural stretch of California highway was clipped by a van April 15. The trailer overturned, spilling much of the 48,000 pounds of wine that was onboard, according to news station KCRA.