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Maple syrup makes highway mess when truck leaks

KEENE, N.H. -- A sticky situation snarled traffic Monday afternoon along New Hampshire's Route 10-12-101 after a truck leaked dozens of gallons of maple syrup onto the highway, reports CBS Boston.

Firefighters clean up a New Hampshire highway on Monday, July 27, after 75 gallons of maple syrup leaked out of a truck. CBS Boston

Firefighters were called in to clean up the roughly 75 gallons of syrup that coated the road.

The Keene Sentinel reports that another driver flagged down the trucker, who was toting 220 gallons of syrup total, and alerted him to the leak.

Firefighters used sand -- a bit like kitty litter -- and tarps, to try to clean up the mess.

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