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Crews round up over 1,700 piglets after semi overturns in Iowa

Crews round up over 1,700 piglets after semi overturns in Iowa Photo: courtesy of the Iowa DPS

Updated: January 17, 2020 08:35 AM

Authorities in Iowa had to round up more than 1,700 young pigs who were in a semi-trailer that overturned Thursday on a freeway just north of Des Moines.

The crash happened about 1:30 p.m. when the truck overturned on a ramp to Interstate 35.

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Iowa State Patrol troopers had to close the ramp at times as crews worked to capture and unload hundreds of pigs.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety said in a tweet, "authorities working to corral and transport 1,738 piglets!"

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