Big rig carrying turkeys overturns north of Chowchilla

March 6, 2013 12:06:32 AM PST
A big rig that was carrying a load of turkeys overturned east of HWY 99 in Merced County early Wednesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The accident happened at E. Harvey Pettit Road and S. Minturn Road north of Chowchilla at around 5:45 a.m. Wednesday. The big rig was carrying a load of turkeys that spilled all over the roadway in the crash.

The CHP reports that power lines are down in the area. The northbound lanes of Minturn are partially blocked. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route to access Highway 99.

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