Cattle trailer overturns, shutting down Hwy. 49 - - Jackson, MS

Pearl 10/14/08

Cattle trailer overturns, shutting down Hwy. 49

PEARL, MS (WLBT) - The northbound lane of Highway 49 at the flyover bridge is open to traffic again.  It was blocked Tuesday night as authorities tried to clear away an 18-wheeler's load of cattle.

The cattle trailer apparently shifted its load as it traveled on the flyover, and overturned onto a railing.  Pearl police rushed to the scene as some of the cows wandered along the interstate.

MDOT notified WLBT Wednesday morning that the roadway had been cleared and re-opened to traffic.

The driver of the cattle trailer was taken to a local hospital but his condition is not known at this time. There's no word if any of the animals were harmed.

Investigators are still trying to figure out exactly how the accident happened.

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