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Video: Workers scoop up thousands of dead sardines after freeway spill

March 14, 2011 | 11:59 am

Most of the more than 1 million dead sardines have been removed from King Harbor in Redondo Beach, officials said Monday. And it appears they were all removed from the 215 Freeway, where thousands spilled Friday afternoon.

Sardines from the fish die-off toppled off a big rig on the 215 near Colton. The dead fish were being taken to a facility in Victorville to be turned into fertilizer when the spill occurred, causing treacherous road conditions on the freeway and creating a 10-mile-long traffic jam.

Crews used shovels to scoop the dead sardines into a truck. The Riverside Press-Enterprise captured the cleanup in the video above.

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