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

POSTED: 02:21 PM MDT Aug 01, 2014    UPDATED: 09:10 AM MDT Jun 08, 2016 

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

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The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports a Southern California highway became covered in onions after a truck carrying the produce was involved in a three-car crash in Yucaipa June 7.