Cherokee County EMA officials are asking that residents not stop and pick up the chicken tenders that were spilled in an 18 wheeler accident on Saturday night.
Motorists began stopping to pick up the food, which authorities say created a traffic hazard.
The Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency posted a notice on its Facebook page asking people to quit picking up the chicken. The notice says the food isn’t safe to eat after hours on the ground.
The post also says the situation was creating a traffic hazard and it’s a crime to block traffic. Violators could face charges.
The sheriff’s office says a wrecker crew was on the scene Monday cleaning up the mess.