Highway closes after truck carrying pigs crashes

Pigs roam I-45 after crash

WILMER, TEXAS - Interstate 45 was closed in both directions southeast of Dallas Thursday morning due to a fiery crash involving a semi truck that was carrying pigs.

The crash took place just after 6 a.m. Thursday. Images from the scene of the crash showed the truck turned on its side surrounded by scorched debris.

Some of the livestock was loose on the highway.

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Details about the crash haven't been released. Just before 2 p.m. officials said the truck was turned upright, and there was more hazmat cleanup to do.

Southbound lanes of I-45 should be opened by rush hour.

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