Green chile peels causing messy roads in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s harvest time for New Mexico’s green chile. And some residents say peels from the state’s staple crop are creating a hot mess.

The KOAT-TV in Albuquerque reports (http://goo.gl/XW49wH) that some trucks transporting green chile are dropping peels in Albuquerque’s South Valley. Residents say the peels are sloshing and are spilling out of the trucks and onto roads.

Drivers say one intersection even is covered in green chile.

Andres Garcia says the wet peels are dangerous. He told KOAT-TV he recently had to hit his brakes at a stop sign because his truck kept sliding.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office says it is a misdemeanor crime for any truck to spill loads.

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