Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tractor-Trailer Spills Load of Lobsters onto Highway in Nova Scotia

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tractor-Trailer Spills Load of Lobsters onto Highway in Nova Scotia

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Truck loses load of lobsters in N.S. crash

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PORT MOUTON, N.S. - Lobsters were strewn across a highway in Nova Scotia after a tractor-trailer lost its load in a crash on the province's south shore.

A truck carrying live lobsters crashed near Port Mouton at around 1 a.m. Saturday while trying to swerve away from an animal on Highway 103, said the RCMP.

Police said the driver was taken to hospital and later released.

Cpl. Andrew Joyce wouldn't say how big the load was, but said the cargo was "high value."

Lobsters spilled across the crash site, shutting down a lane for hours during the investigation and cleanup, Joyce said.

"It was pretty amazing how much lobster there was," said Vicki Grant, who drove past the scene about 12 hours after the crash on Saturday afternoon. …

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