RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police say a truck crash in North Carolina stranded thousands of piglets and drivers on the highway.
Authorities say the tractor-trailer carrying more than 2,000 piglets overturned Tuesday on Interstate 40 south of downtown Raleigh, causing damage that triggered traffic problems for hours. They said a number of pigs died, but an exact figure wasn’t available.
The police report said the truck was headed west on I-40 about 10:30 a.m. when a car changed lanes in front of it, leading to a collision. According to the report, the tractor-trailer went off the interstate, across an access ramp and hit a guardrail, causing the rig to overturn.
The truck was removed from the scene, but officials said some closures would stay in effect into Tuesday night as road repairs continued.
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No serious injuries were reported.