Road hogs: Pigs escape overturned truck, halt traffic on Louisville interstate

Pigs Escape from Overturned Truck on Kentucky Interstate, Stop Traffic

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Some road hogs snarled traffic on a Kentucky interstate Wednesday morning.

An accident involving an overturned tractor-trailer brought traffic to a standstill early Wednesday, as pigs in the truck escaped and blocked several lanes of Louisville's "Spaghetti Junction," WDRB reported.

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The truck overturned on the Interstate 65 South ramp that leads to I-71 and I-64, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. The truck was also carrying other types of livestock, the newspaper reported.

A dispatcher said the truck overturned at 7:15 a.m., the Courier-Journal reported.

All lanes of the ramp to I-71 North and I-64 east were closed, but one lane is now open, according to MetroSafe.

update

LIVESTOCK UPDATE: LMPD officers are now barricading the pigs onto the shoulder. You cannot get onto the ramp from the Kennedy Bridge. 65S to 71/64 will have delays this morning.

Posted by Susanne Horgan WLKY on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Authorities continued to round up the pigs and lead them to safety, WDRB reported.

Officials said there were injuries reported, according to WLKY.