Truck full of pigs tips on I-70

The highway had to close west of Glenwood Springs for cleanup.

KUSA - A semi rolled over on Interstate 70 near Glenwood Springs on Monday afternoon, spilling its cargo -- pigs -- onto the road.

The westbound lanes of the highway just a mile past Glenwood closed for hours as the Colorado Department of Transportation worked to contain the pigs and move the semi truck. 

Tracy Trulove with CDOT said in a Facebook live for the agency that crews with the Glenwood Springs Fire Department sprayed the pigs with water in the 80 degree heat in an effort to keep them cool.

I-70 fully reopened just before 8 p.m.

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