NEWPORT, Tenn. (WBIR) -- Why did the chicken nugget cross the railroad tracks? Well...in this case, it didn't make it across.

A sunny Friday afternoon led to a nugget catastrophe in the heart of downtown Newport after boxes upon boxes of frozen chicken nuggets were strewn about the streets at the intersection of Main Street and Woodlawn.

Downtown had to be effectively shut down for several hours after a train collided with a tractor-trailer carrying the refrigerated nuggets.

Thankfully, no one was hurt in the crash, but the Cocke County Emergency Management Agency said it would take a while to clean up all the nuggets.

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