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Geese cause 8-mile traffic backup

April 26, 2012 at 4:35 PM

CINCINNATI, April 26 (UPI) -- Authorities in Cincinnati said a family of geese walking along Interstate 71 caused a rush hour traffic backup stretching back about eight miles.

Scott Brown, a supervisor for Hamilton County's dispatch center, said the two adult geese and four goslings were spotted in the southbound lanes of the road in the Kenwood area during the evening rush hour Wednesday and the slowed traffic caused an eight-mile-long backup, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Thursday.

Brown said police arrived on the scene and directed traffic to allow the birds to cross the road unharmed.

A dispatcher who asked not to be named said the geese had no respect for traffic laws.

"They were not maintaining lanes whatsoever," the dispatcher said.

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