Semitruck hauling 41,000 pounds of honey overturns, leaving cars stuck on Indiana highway

Semitruck Carrying 41,000 Pounds of Honey Overturned, Left Cars Stuck on Indiana Highway

HAMMOND, Ind. — Traffic was backed up along a highway in Indiana for hours after a semitruck carrying 41 tons of honey lost control and spilled containers on to the roadway.

According to Indiana State Police Sgt. Ann Wojas, the truck was hauling amber honey along Interstate 80/94 through Hammond, Indiana, The Associated Press reported. The driver lost control Wednesday morning after the truck's front axle failed.

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that the driver said diesel fuel was leaking from the truck, which he just refueled.

<p>This photo released by the Indiana State Police shows a semi-trailer hauling honey overturned on a northwestern Indiana highway, spilling some of the sticky substance and restricting travel for hours in Hammond, Ind., Wednesday.</p>

This photo released by the Indiana State Police shows a semi-trailer hauling honey overturned on a northwestern Indiana highway, spilling some of the sticky substance and restricting travel for hours in Hammond, Ind., Wednesday.

Police said the sticky spill will mean an extended clean up,

. There were no injuries reported.

Police encouraged drivers to find alternate routes.