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Tractor trailer carrying approximately 180 live hogs overturns in Suffolk

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Posted at 11:34 AM, May 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-09 16:12:27-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue are currently on the scene of a crash involving an overturned tractor trailer carrying approximately 180 live hogs.

The crash happened in the 1300 block of Carolina Road around 8:16 a.m. Saturday. At this time, both northbound and southbound Carolina Road between Turlington Road and the Whaleyville split have reopened.

Smithfield Foods has a response team in route to the scene, and police say at this time the number of deceased or injured animals is unknown. Suffolk Animal Control is also on scene, as well as crews from Suffolk Public Works.

The driver was not injured, police said.

This portion of the roadway is expected to remain closed for several hours as these operations continue and the 18-wheeler is uprighted.

Police are still investigating the crash.