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   Undertoad  Sunday Apr 8 10:52 AM

April 8, 2007: Red road in Massachusetts

Kind of a fun one. There was a bit of an accident with red dye in Littleton, MA last week.

You know how some mulch is a kind of red color that doesn't match nature, exactly? That mulch doesn't start red; it is dyed. They color it so that it can match your landscaping, or offset it, I guess. Because some people feel that the outdoor is not pretty enough without sharply delineated lines of colors that nature doesn't normally spit out.

Turns out a truck lost four barrels of the dye used to color that mulch, and three of the barrels burst open. Which wouldn't be so bad except that the barrels were 400 gallons each: thus putting 1200 gallons of red mulch dye onto I-495.

It happened at 10 at night, but the whole thing was still a mess in the morning.

Some cars found they were picking up the color and had to be washed using a through soaking, but luckily it isn't permanent.

Of course some photographers couldn't resist running out and turning up their color saturation.

milkfish  Sunday Apr 8 11:54 AM

Quick, someone register the domain and profit!

piercehawkeye45  Sunday Apr 8 12:26 PM

That actually looks really cool.

Trilby  Sunday Apr 8 02:46 PM

red roads. can rivers red (with blood!) be far behind?!

freshnesschronic  Sunday Apr 8 04:23 PM

See movie The Reaping for details.

Hoof Hearted  Sunday Apr 8 09:17 PM

Now I know what "blood alley" looks like.

xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Apr 8 10:01 PM

Was that last picture from Al-Jazeera?

Trilby  Sunday Apr 8 10:54 PM

Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Was that last picture from Al-Jazeera?

Kagen4o4  Monday Apr 9 01:02 AM

they should do that on purpose with other colours as well. why cant a road be colourful? who care if its distracting and causes accidents

SPUCK  Monday Apr 9 07:02 AM

who care if its distracting and causes accidents
Yes! Yes! And that will cause even more color!

Sheldonrs  Monday Apr 9 10:28 AM

Looks like another case of road rouge.

barefoot serpent  Monday Apr 9 11:14 AM

uh oh, wait'll Christo sees this...

ferret88  Monday Apr 9 12:48 PM

Originally Posted by Sheldonrs View Post
Looks like another case of road rouge.

Hime  Monday Apr 9 02:50 PM

Originally Posted by Sheldonrs View Post
Looks like another case of road rouge.
That was a good one.

duck_duck  Monday Apr 9 02:55 PM

It looks like a nightmare road full of blood.

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