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.
Watch out for 🐷 on WB I-70 just a mile past Glenwood Springs. WB is closed in that area to load the pigs and clean up the crash. No ETA. pic.twitter.com/hBqGevWHWV— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) September 11, 2017
Crash CLEAR #I70West (mm 133)rolled over semi removed;All lanes R now back open— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) September 12, 2017
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.
Folks wondering about the pigs' care on WB I-70: pigs in the vid lying down are OK & are being sprayed down to keep cool. (1/2)— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) September 11, 2017