Truck spills 528 gallons of honey onto German road

Aug. 14, 2013 at 12:36 PM

KOBLENZ, Germany, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Authorities in Germany said a truck spilled 528 gallons of honey onto a road and crews worked to clear the sticky street before dawn.

A Mayen police spokesman said a truck headed toward the A61 motorway near Koblenz dropped the metal barrels of honey onto the roadway early Wednesday when the driver slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting a car, The Local.de reported Wednesday.

"The road was so sticky we had to close it to traffic completely," the spokesman said. "But it was all cleared up before the sun came up and there were no reports of insect trouble."

"It was a very international accident. A Romanian driver in a Spanish truck -- and who knows, even the bees which made the honey could have been blown over from North Africa," the spokesman said.

Firefighters said they used a digger to cover the honey in dirt. They then scooped the honey-soaked dirt off the road and disposed of it.

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