CITY OF INDUSTRY ( — A big rig jackknifed and spilled roughly 42,000 gallons of honey on the northbound 605 Freeway Monday afternoon, backing up traffic for miles in the City of Industry.

The incident took place just north of the 60 Freeway around 2 p.m.

A Sig Alert was issued for about three-and-a-half hours. All lanes but one were shut down. A few hours later, all lanes were reopened.


Crews were brought to the scene to clean up the mess.

Authorities were trying to keep the honey from running into storm drains, Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Tony Atkins said.

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