At approximately 3 p.m. Monday afternoon, Oct. 17 a semi-truck carrying a load of pigs overturned at milepost 14 on I-15 in the Virgin River Gorge taking out 400 feet of glare screen that is positioned on top of the barricade between northbound and southbound lanes.
The unidentified driver experienced the failure as he came around a southbound curve and tipped over onto the barrier wall, spilling out several of its animals that roamed the freeway for a while, according to Sergeant John Bottoms with the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
Initially, emergency agencies closed the southbound interstate lanes at Cedar Pocket at milepost 18 in order to bring the truck and trailer upright, which was completed around 9 p.m. The lanes were reopened after the scene was cleared.
The driver received only minor injuries and was not cited for the incident according to Bottoms.