Hog truck flips, closes US 51 near Bardwell - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

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Hog truck flips, closes US 51 near Bardwell

CARLISLE COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

Traffic is at a halt near the US 51/US 62 intersection in Carlisle County just north of Bardwell after a truck crash.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, a truck loaded with hogs overturned on US 51 near mile marker 8.

US 51 is closed at the site of the accident while crews off-load the hogs and remove the truck.

The hogs are reportedly exhausted and disoriented, making the off-loading efforts difficult.

KYTC is encouraging motorists to avoid this area.

Extra caution is required near the crash site due to emergency personnel in the area.

The closure is expected to last until around 3:30 p.m.

Motorists can use KY 121 and US 62 to avoid this crash.

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