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UPDATE: 5,000 chickens estimated to be dead after truck overturns in Todd County

Live chicken truck overturns in Todd County.
Live chicken truck overturns in Todd County.(Todd County Emergency Management)
Published: Jun. 30, 2020 at 9:31 AM CDT
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TODD COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) - UPDATE: Emergency Management posted an update that as of 12:30 p.m., Butler Road was open as clean up continued with some short blockages on Flat Rock Road. They estimate that clean up will be accomplished by 2 p.m.

Personnel estimate that of the 6,500 chickens on the truck, only 1,500 survived. Officials say the truck belonged to Tyson Foods.

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Early Tuesday morning, a truck carrying live chickens overturned in Todd County.

According to a Facebook post by Todd County Emergency Management, the live chickens spilled on to the road as well as the front yard of a person’s home on Butler Road at Flat Rock Road.

Butler Rd (Hwy 508) was reopened about 8:30 a.m., and clean up has been continuing between the storms on Flat Rock Road.

UPDATE: As of 12:30 Butler Rd (HWY 508) is open, clean up continues with some short blockages of Flat Rock Rd. ...

Posted by Todd County Emergency Management on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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