By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Bloomington Fire Department reports that a ramp from Interstate 494 to Nicollet Avenue has been closed because a tanker truck was leaking blood.

“Yes blood,” the department’s tweet read.

Crews shut the ramp down Friday afternoon.

Authorities said the blood was from an animal rendering plant.

(credit: Bloomington Fire Department)

The ramp will remain closed until the blood is entirely cleaned up.

Drivers are urged to use alternate, less bloody routes to access Nicollet Mall.