ERROR: Macro postandcourier/header is missing!

Truck carrying millions of bees overturns on Delaware highway (has video)

Bees swarm after being released from a tractor-trailer that overturned carrying them near Newark, N.J., Tuesday, on the ramp from Route 896 to Interstate 95. Sgt. Paul Shavack said the driver and a passenger were taken to Christiana Hospital with minor injuries. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, Suchat Pederson)

NEWARK, Del. - Delaware transportation officials are warning motorists to keep windows closed and avoid unnecessary stops because of honeybee swarms near a highway ramp where a tractor trailer carrying hives overturned.

The ramp to Interstate 95 in Newark reopened Wednesday, more than 12 hours after the rig carrying an estimated 16 million to 20 million bees from Florida to Maine crashed Tuesday. Police cited the driver, 55-year-old Adolfo Guerra of Miami, for unsafe shifting of load or cargo.

Police say Guerra and two passengers were taken to Christiana Hospital with minor injuries from the crash and 50 to 100 stings each. There were reports of passers-by being stung.

State police say bee handlers worked with firefighters to spray water to disperse the bees as authorities used a swarm removal plan.



Comments { }

Postandcourier.com is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. Postandcourier.com does not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not postandcourier.com. If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full Terms and Conditions.