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USTruck carrying 41,000 pounds of honey overturns on highway

07:56  16 may  2019
07:56  16 may  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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An overturned semi- truck caused what the Indiana State Police are calling a “sticky situation” Wednesday when it spilled 20 tons of honey The spill closed down three lanes of traffic for several hours while crews worked to remove the truck and its payload of 41 , 000 pounds of amber honey .

An enormous truck carrying nearly 20-thousand kilos of honey has overturned on a US highway , resulting in a sticky clean-up. The truck carrying the honey

Truck carrying 41,000 pounds of honey overturns on highway© via Indiana State Police A semi-truck overturned and spilled honey on the eastbound lanes of I-80-94 in Indiana, May 15, 2019.

An overturned semi-truck caused what the Indiana State Police are calling a “sticky situation” Wednesday when it spilled 20 tons of honey on Interstate 80/94.

The spill closed down three lanes of traffic for several hours while crews worked to remove the truck and its payload of 41,000 pounds of amber honey.

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Traffic was backed up along a highway in Indiana for hours after a semitruck carrying 41 tons of honey lost control and spilled containers on to the This photo released by the Indiana State Police shows a semi-trailer hauling honey overturned on a northwestern Indiana highway , spilling some of

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According to a press release from the Indiana State Police, the semi was traveling eastbound when its axle broke, causing the vehicle to roll over when its driver lost control.

The truck's 41,000 pounds of honey was being hauled in 13 containers. Five of the containers sheared through the trailer’s roof and fell out during the crash, with several of the containers leaking honey onto the roadway.

In addition to the honey, the truck was leaking diesel fuel as it had just refueled.

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Indiana State Police urged commuters to avoid the area because of what they called "gawkers" slowing down to view the wreck from the opposite lanes.

Indiana Department of Transportation crews worked for more then five hours to clean the roadway, and all lanes were reopened after an inspection of the road.

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