In what was surely the most thrilling day in the history of the Oregon Department of Transportation, a flatbed truck spilled 7500 pounds of slime eels onto US 101, the Oregonian reports.
A Florida woman was arrested after five small children who were in her care were found crossing a busy highway alone. The kids, aged one to five, were all wearing heavily soiled diapers and unable to say who their parents were.
A new Canadian study has found the women who live in wealthy neighborhoods within 220 yards of a highway have a 58% increased chance of preterm birth and an 81% chance of an increased risk of low birth weight. There were no adverse birth effects associated with poorer neighborhoods that are closer to highways. The…