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I-12 closed, then opened again after chicken truck wreck

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Posted: Mar 19, 2014 7:44 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Mar 19, 2014 7:44 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: interstate 12, closure, livingston, holden, truck, median, popeye's, chicken

LIVINGSTON- More than twenty-four hours after a chicken truck wrecked on I-12, the wreckage site was completely cleared.

The truck crashed Tuesday, but was not taken away until Wednesday because of new rules about dealing with major accidents on the interstate. The rules are designed to limit the amount of time area interstates are closed and the length of time people are kept waiting in traffic.

The contents of the truck, chicken for Popeye's restaurants, was removed between the morning and evening rush hours Wednesday. It required one lane be closed near the crash site, backing up traffic for miles.

All lanes were opened for the evening rush and I-12 was closed completely before 8 p.m. for wrecker crews to remove the empty semi from the median. The interstate opened, wreck free, by 9 p.m.

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