If you happen to be in Nescopeck Township, Pennsylvania, this is your official PSA that a bunch of chickens are prowling the township as we speak. In the oddest response yet to "Why did the chicken cross the road?" a bunch of chickens apparently crossed Interstate 80 in Luzerne County, having been violently thrown by a tractor trailer carrying a ton of the live animals. The exact whereabouts of the chickens remain unknown.
Pennsylvania news station WNEP reported two things of note: firstly, that police in Nescopeck Township are out searching for the chickens (to put this in perspective, Nescopeck Township has a population of just over 1,500 people, unknown number of chickens); and secondly, that highway traffic is not affected. (Phew.) According to WNEP, "Authorities are not sure exactly how many chickens are displaced, and are searching for the birds."
Apparently, the tractor trailer was carrying a bunch of chickens in crates when the crates blew off onto the highway. I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that the bad weather, which has closed hundreds of schools in Pennsylvania Thursday, played a hand in Chickengate.
A side note: This sounds awfully like a sequel to Chicken Run to me. I'm just sayin'.
Also: Nescopeck Township. Nesco-Peck township. Coincidence? I think not.