Swarm of bees disrupts traffic on Cape Coral Parkway

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CAPE CORAL, Fla. A swarm of bees affected Monday afternoon traffic on Cape Coral Parkway West, police say.

Pedestrians and drivers alike were urged to stay away from the bees on the 900 block of Cape Coral Parkway. The roadblock cleared around 4 p.m., after two lawn care workers received treatment for stings. At least one was taken to a hospital.

One of them ran, screaming in pain, to the home of nearby resident Bob Hewitt, who was stung twice when he opened his door.

Ambulances that arrived on scene caused the roadblock, according to police. Before they got there, firefighters used hoses to spray foam on the victims to get the bees off them, a city spokesperson said.

The bees got loose when the lawn crew disturbed a hive, a fire department spokesperson said. Hundreds of the insects swarmed for hours before they were contained, and children who got off a school bus had to run to safety.

Police released a map highlighting the area near the swarm in red.

Map via the Cape Coral Police Department

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