Truck carrying live pigs overturns on I-40

Credit: NCDOT

Several pigs escaped after a livestock truck overturned on Interstate 40 Monday morning, according to North Carolina Department of Transportation.

The wreck happened on westbound I-40 near the North Carolina-Tennessee state line. Large hogs could be seen roaming the road around the wreckage site. 

Interstate 40 west was shutdown three miles prior to Exit 7, Cold Springs Creek Road, as crews worked to remove the cab and trailer.

Motorists were told to expect delays.

It's unclear at this time if the wreck was weather related.

FOX 46 reported on this story from Charlotte.