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Truck hauling bees rolls over on Oklahoma highway

GARVIN COUNTY, Okla. - A truck hauling honey bees rolled over on an Oklahoma highway Tuesday, setting tons of bees free, reports CBS Oklahoma City affiliate KWTV.

Oklahoma Highway patrol troopers were dispatched to Interstate 35 just south of Pauls Valley in Garvin County at around 1 p.m.

The total number of bees released is unclear, but according to the station, millions are estimated to have escaped.

Authorities were working to gather the bees and traffic on the highway was backed up at least four miles, according to the station. The condition of the truck driver is unknown.

Photos posted to Twitter show the scene of the accident, as well as bees covering a Garvin County Sheriff's Department vehicle.

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