Escapee herd of pigs close motorway
A busy motorway had to be closed this morning after a herd of pigs escaped and ran on a carriageway.
The southbound M11 towards London was shut after a HGV carrying a consignment of 82 pigs crashed.
Essex Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene of the collision at Junction 8 to discover about 12 animals had escaped from the lorry and were running free on the road.
A spokesman said that at 5.21am, the carriageway was closed while emergency crews tried to round up the animals and secure them in a makeshift pen.
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