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    Several thousand bees escaped a truck crash Up North

    “Several thousand” bees were let loose Wednesday when a truck transporting them rolled over Up North in Charlevoix, according to authorities.

    The truck crashed at around 2 p.m. Wednesday, Up North Live reported, on Jaquay Road near Behling Road. The Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office posted a message on Facebook, encouraging people in the area to keep windows and doors closed. 

    The sheriff’s office told Up North Live that there could’ve been as many as 50 million bees in the accident.

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    Up North Live reported that a fire crew was on scene around 3 p.m. Jaquay Road was reopened, but the sheriff’s office encourages people to keep windows rolled up when driving in the area.

    The sheriff was not immediately available for comment.

    Contact Minnah Arshad: MArshad@freepress.com and follow her on Twitter @minnaharshad. 

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