Thessalonik – Newest Greece Crisis ‘Tzfardei’a’: Millions Of Frogs Shut Down Major Greek Highway

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    Tiny frogs swarm on the side of the Egnatia highway in northern Greece,  on Wednesday, May 26 2010. Officials closed the key northern highway for two hours near the town of Langadas after what police called "a carpet of frogs" covered the road. Three cars skidded off the highway but no human injuries were reported.Police said the amphibians probably left a nearby lake to look for food. (AP Photo/Aggelioforos, Pavlos Makridis) Thessalonik – Greek officials say a horde of frogs has forced the closure of a key northern highway for two hours.

    Thessaloniki traffic police chief Giorgos Thanoglou says “millions” of the amphibians covered the tarmac Wednesday near the town of Langadas, some 12 miles east of Thessaloniki.

    “There was a carpet of frogs,” he said.
    The crushed remains of thousands of tiny frogs stain the Egnatia highway in northern Greece, after the tarmac was covered by a horde of small amphibians on Wednesday, May 26, 2010. Officials closed the key northern highway near the town of Langadas for two hours after what police called "a carpet of frogs" covered the road. Police said the amphibians probably left a nearby lake to look for food. (AP Photo/Aggelioforos, Pavlos Makridis)

    Authorities closed the highway after three car drivers skidded off the road trying to dodge the frogs. No human injuries were reported.

    Thanoglou said the amphibians probably left a nearby lake to look for food.


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