Live chickens spill onto I-65 in Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) —  A truck hauling crates of live chickens spilled its load onto Interstate 65 in Nashville Tuesday morning.

It happened just before 7 a.m. in the southbound lanes near the I-40 West merge.

Crews from the flat-bed semi truck hauling the chickens scrambled to rescue them from passing traffic.

Some of the chickens were killed in the aftermath.

The chickens were on the way to Mississippi.

The roadway remained blocked until after 10 a.m. until crews were able to upright the shifted load of chickens.

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