Holy Mackerel! Road covered in Fish - Eden

Published: 22 Feb 2022 05:19am

Eden Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews had a slippery start to the day when they responded to a fishy highway emergency north of Eden on the south coast earlier today.

An eighty-metre stretch of the Princess Highway across two lanes was covered with a 100 kg truckload of mackerel fish and oil.

The source of the piscine delivery was no longer on the scene when firefighters arrived at Bellbird Hill just after five o'clock this morning.

Fire crews quickly removed the fish from the highway and cleared away the oil residue.

the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and NSW Police have been notified to investigate.

Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said this is a timely reminder that calling Triple Zero (000) when you are involved in or see a crash can be the difference between life and death.

The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right resources from emergency services to help you. It should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance services in life-threatening or time-critical situations.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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