SUMMIT CITY, Utah — Bees swarmed the site of a tractor-trailer crash Interstate 80 Monday morning.
KPCW reports that the bees swarmed the tractor-trailer after it rolled over and spilled beehives from its trailer.
The tractor-trailer was carrying approximately 200 beehives, according to a post on the Park City Fire District’s Facebook page. Video shows the rolled over truck and several bee hives lying broken on the side of the highway.
The incident caused one eastbound lane of I-80 to close east of Silver Summit junction as well as the rail trail through a canyon.
“(Two) patients were transported to the hospital with multiple bee stings and minor injuries,” Park City Fire District posted.
Despite the closures, traffic continued to flow smoothly through the area.
“Beekeeping experts anticipate significant bee activity throughout Independence Day weekend near milepost 149 in Silver Creek Canyon,” the fire district warned. “Millions of bees are estimated to be loose in the area. Local beekeepers are working to recover as many bees as possible. Avoid walking, biking, or riding through the Silver Creek section of the Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail, especially for the next several days.”
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