When pigs fly… out of an 18-wheeler at morning rush hour traffic

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This was one stinky commute.

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Drivers south of Dallas on Interstate 45 Thursday morning were stymied by an 18-wheeler accident that shut down the highway and sent nearly 100 pigs scrambling for safety.

The mess began when the big rig crashed, overturned and then caught on fire around 6:30 a.m.

While some pigs sadly did not make it, many, many others escaped the truck and began spilling out onto the freeway.

“Some people were helping round them up,” Dallas County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Melinda Urbina said in a telephone interview. “There were some reports of people taking them, like they were free pigs.”

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By mid-morning, the road had still not been cleared, although the crash sure got quite the reaction on social media.

https://twitter.com/dennisjansen/status/880419616459300864

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