Pigs escape from tipped semi-truck on I-694 in Little Canada

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Pigs on I-694 in Little Canada after a semi-truck tipped over Friday morning. (Credit Minnesota State Patrol) 

Several pigs are running around on Interstate 694 in Little Canada, Minnesota on Friday morning after a semi-trailer tipped over on the roadway.

Traffic camera videos captured the unusual event on eastbound I-694 at I-35E where at least a dozen pigs were seen running around near traffic. The Minnesota State Patrol said 50 pigs were in the trailer when the semi-truck toppled over. 

A section of I-694 eastbound was closed for a stretch of time while crews worked to capture the pigs and clean up the scene. The state patrol said 10 pigs were killed as a result of the crash. The semi-truck driver was not injured. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.