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20 Million Bees Swarm Interstate
NEWARK, Delaware (CBS News) -- Tractor trailers loaded with goods flipping over on the highway are relatively normal occurrences. Often, state police have to respond with ordinary sanitation crews to clean up the mess. Sometimes, the hazmat suits come out when there's some hazardous or flammable chemicals on the roadway.
A big rig was hauling an estimated 20 million bees Tuesday afternoon from Florida to Maine when it crashed on the ramp along I-95 in Newark.
Many millions of those bees got out and swarmed the area.
The state police's "Bee Swarm Removal Plan" involves rounding up local beekeepers and fire crews, who strategically disperse the swarms. Once that's done, the tractor trailer can be turned upright.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
The only reported injuries were the 55-year-old driver and two passengers, aged 24 and 25, who suffered only minor injuries in the crash itself but were stung 50 to 100 times each by the bees.
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