Tractor trailer carrying chickens overturned in Oak Ridge

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A tractor-trailer carrying thousands of chickens overturned in Oak Ridge Monday night.

The crash took place at the intersection of South Illinois Avenue and Edgemoor Road last night. The truck was heading south towards Knox County. We’re told the truck veered off the side of the road before flipping over.

Luckily, the driver was not hurt. However, several pens holding approximately 6500 chickens broke open during the crash, leading to an unknown number of birds escaped.

The road was closed for several hours last night while crews investigated the scene. Oak Ridge police tell us it’s now back open.

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