A tractor-trailer hauling a load of honeybees overturned Sunday on a Texas highway, releasing a swarm in downtown San Antonio, according to local authorities.
The incident occurred around 11 a.m. on Interstate 10 West, when a truck owned by a bee removal business turned over while negotiating a curve on an off-ramp to eastbound Interstate 35.
Authorities said the crash was caused by a “combination of speed, wind and the driver being unfamiliar with the sharp curve.”
Some of the bees escaped the truck during the accident.
“We are asking people to avoid the area, and if you live near there, please stay inside,” Joe Arrington, a San Antonio Fire Department spokesman, said Sunday.
Segments of I-10 and I-35 were shut down for several hours. No one was reported injured from the accident.
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