Mayflies Cause Perilous Driving Conditions in Minnesota

Mayflies Cause Perilous Driving Conditions in Minnesota

Four-inch-thick film of the bugs removed from roadway after two-vehicle crash in Cottage Grove.

July 18, 2012
Dead mayflies line the road in Minnesota. Image credit: ABC News

 

COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. – Large swarms of mayflies caused perilous driving conditions in Cottage Grove, Minn. this week, ABC News reports.

Kevin Clemen, a local man, was driving home with his family when another driver became blinded by a cloud of the mayflies, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into him, ABC News reported.

A snowplow was used to clear the road after a four-inch-thick film of the crushed bugs caused the road to become dangerously slippery. “It was like ice,” Clemen told ABC News. “You just started sliding and couldn’t stop.”

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(Source: ABC News)

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