Yes, you read that right. Chicken nuggets. TWENTY TONNES OF THEM.
You might not be able to drive right up to the site, but surely there's a way for us all to forget the three second rule and get in there with a bucket of sweet n sour sauce.
Vic Roads broke the news on Twitter.
— VicTraffic (@VicTraffic) April 5, 2018
Followed by Daniel Andrews
Truck has rolled on the Hume. Everyone’s okay – but there are chicken nuggets everywhere. Apparently there’s one million of them all over the road. All lanes are closed heading north just past the M80, so please avoid.
— Daniel Andrews (@DanielAndrewsMP) April 5, 2018
Thankfully everyone is okay, the truck involved hit an empty parked car before rolling. The driver is fine.
— Matt Hustwaite (@MattyHuss) April 5, 2018
The Hume Fwy is closed between Metro ring road and Cooper st at Thomastown. It is likely to closed until mid morning. There are twenty tonnes of chicken nuggets to clean up. #victraffic
— ABC Melbourne (@abcmelbourne) April 5, 2018
Traffic McMayhem along Hume and Ring Rd with cleanup still going after truck carrying 20 tonnes of chicken nuggets came to a crashing stop last night. Somehow driver uninjured. @9NewsMelb pic.twitter.com/YfZhDrVqcJ
— Lana Murphy (@LanaMurphy) April 5, 2018
Update: Okay, so it turns out they are still in boxes. And maybe not "all over the road".
Fake news: Chicken nuggets not all over the road. They are in boxes which are being unloaded from the truck. https://t.co/0EIx6nQHtH
— Aneeka Simonis (@AneekaSimonis) April 5, 2018
Can you blame Andrews for fantasising, though?
There's still no word on if the nuggets will be lost to the "been in a box on the highway" situation. I think this is in order:
1 minutes silence for the million nuggets lost today on The Hume. pic.twitter.com/DGcG3MQIQQ
— Stacey Lee (@_Stacey_Lee_) April 5, 2018
And while you have nuggets on your mind, let me remind you of the best nuggets story we've ever had on Gizmodo:
By now, you've definitely seen or at least heard of The Big Chicken. He is large. He contains multitudes. And he is most certainly real.
This story is developing.