Full closure because of 100 sheep on the highway: the police show a photo on Facebook
Created: 11/29/2022, 8:00 p.m
By: Anne Hund
A flock of sheep caused a police operation on a motorway exit in Braunschweig.
What happened to the shepherd with his animals.
A large flock of sheep caused the police to block the motorway for around two hours on a motorway slip road in Braunschweig.
The officials describe what happened: A shepherd wanted to lead his sheep from one pasture to another on Sunday.
"For this he wanted to cross the driveway to the A 39," says the police report.
He had done this several times before, the German Press Agency quoted a police spokesman as saying.
However, the shepherd did not know that new crash barriers were being built in the area.
The sheep ran between the barriers that blocked the way for the animals to their meadow.
Full closure due to 100 sheep on the Autobahn near Braunschweig
The flock of sheep blocked a driveway to the A 39. © Braunschweig police
The police officers brought the sheep to safety - they had to block the driveway "to guide the shepherd and his more than 100 sheep safely to the pasture," says the police report.
Flock of sheep stuck on the freeway entrance – police show photo on Facebook
"On Sunday we helped a shepherd who was stuck in a motorway slip road with his flock of sheep," wrote the Braunschweig police on Facebook, where they published a photo of the "sheep on the highway".
Flock of sheep stuck on freeway slip road - road needs to be cleaned
According to reports, after the rescue operation on Sunday afternoon there was so much sheep dung on the road that the road had to be cleaned.
Only then could the ban be lifted.
According to the police, the shepherd expects a “cost calculation for the cleaning”.
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