Germany's news in English

Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Mouse stops traffic in Bochum

Share this article

Mouse stops traffic in Bochum
Photo: DPA
14:30 CEST+02:00
A wee mouse caused whopping traffic delays on a Bochum motorway by chewing through the traffic signal wires, police said on Wednesday.

The pesky rodent had taken up residence in a control box in the Wattenscheid area of Bochum, and managed to damage the cable just as rush hour traffic began on Tuesday afternoon, police in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia said. After the traffic light was knocked out, traffic started to back up on the nearby A40 autobahn.

Police directed traffic by hand until technicians found the source of the power outage. The were able to bring the light back to life, but the mouse had paid for its deed with death. Technicians said it suffered an electrical shock.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

This cloud-based agency takes remote working to the next level

Be honest, who hasn't dreamed of working remotely with all the perks of employment? If you've got the skills, you only need to look UP to make that dream a reality.