A truck carrying hulls from JM Smucker’s Jif peanut butter plant accidentally dumped part of its load onto Winchester Road on Sunday afternoon.
The driver, who declined to provide his name, was less than mile from the factory at 2:50 p.m. when the bottom of his truck door gave out near Liberty Road.
“It is just leftover scraps from Jif making peanut butter,” the driver said. “If I opened it up now, the pile would be three times as big. It’d be hell if you have a peanut allergy.”
The truck was bound for Henderson, where the peanut scraps are used to make chicken feed or pig feed, the driver said. The Jif factory sends about five trucks to Henderson every week.
The driver was alerted to the spill only after someone on Winchester Road yelled to him.
By 3:50 p.m., the Department of Transportation was cleaning up the mess.