Cheese Fire Causes Traffic Meltdown in Norway Tunnel
Look out for traffic jams if you're driving around Arctic Norway this week. A truck carrying 27 tons of Brunost, or Norwegian brown cheese, caught fire in a tunnel on Thursday, January 17th, causing almost 2 miles of tunnel to be closed down. Damage from the firey cheese will cause the tunnel to remain closed for at least a week.
"I didn't know that brown cheese burns so well," said Kjell Bjoern Vinje at the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. He added that in his 15 years in the administration, this was the first time cheese had caught fire on Norwegian roads.