The Five Most Bizarre Cargo Spills

From beer to bees, trucks have spilled it all

1. Salad Dressing and Mayonnaise 

A truck carrying mayonnaise and salad dressing spilled vats of the stuff on the DVP northbound ramp to Hwy. 401 westbound. It took hours to clean up because stuff kept oozing out of the containers when crews attempted to pick them up.

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(pic via Sgt. Kerry Schmidt/Twitter)

Finally, about 6 hours later, the truck was hauled off.

2. 2, 184 Cases of Beer 

In the Netherlands a truck carrying 2, 184 cases of Grolsch beer spilled across the highway after two transport trucks collided. Officers referred to the scene as a “sea of beer”. Clean up took several hours and hopefully anyone who ‘helped’ with the cleanup took a cab home.

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3. 14 Million Bees

A truck carrying 400 beehive boxes and honey overturned in Idaho. Several workers were stung during the first few hours of the cleanup, and people reported a strange black cloud and roaring noise above the spill area…aka a massive swarm of bees. It took two days to clean all the honey off the road.


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4. 40, 000 Pounds of Ice Cream 

A semitrailer in Indian closed two lanes of the interstate highway in 2011 after it spilled 40, 000 pounds of various flavours of Edy’s ice cream all over the road. CLean up took about six hours, it would have been much shorter had this accident happened on 4/20.

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5. $80, 000 Pounds of Bull Semen 

Four vats of bull semen spilled across the interstate in Nashville, Tennessee. They were first reported to police at 5 a.m. after drivers reported a foul odor while driving through the area. Apparently, the driver of the bus that was transporting them didn’t know he’d lost his cargo. Those four spilled vats were worth an estimated $80, 000.


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