March 24, 2017

Thousands of Skittles fall onto Wisconsin highway

20 January 2017, 12:48 | Ted Wilson

Hundreds of thousands of candies blanket Dodge County road, sheriff says

Hundreds of Thousands of Skittles Spilled on to County Highway

While the above scenario might sound like the plot of a deranged Skittles commercial, it actually happened in Dodge County, Wisconsin. Deputies explain it was raining at the time, causing the box containing the sweets to get wet and give way.

Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt says the sweets fell off of a feed truck Tuesday night.

Deputies in Dodge County, Wisconsin say they've cracked a case that began with a sugary surprise.

A former farmer told WBAY that farmers will often purchase batches of candy that don't pass quality control because the candy provides a source of "cheap carbs".

Later it was determined that the candy was set to be delivered to a farm and used to feed cattle.

The Dodge County Sheriff says a rain-soaked box aboard a flatbed pickup truck ruptured in Dodge County, coating a stretch of County Highway S in Beaver Dam with hundreds of thousands of red Skittles.

Officials said the candy-coated highway might not be such a bad thing, because the candy could help make the roads less slippery, 6ABC said.

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