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Wayward Hog Causes Travel Headaches On NJ Highway

(credit: Joern Pollex/Getty Images)

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — A wayward hog caused some travel headaches but no major problems when it got loose on a northern New Jersey highway.

State police say the escape occurred around 6 a.m. Monday, when the roughly 300- to 400-pound pig somehow got out of its crate aboard a truck that was traveling on the ramp from Route 80 east to Route 287 south in Parsippany.

Traffic was then briefly blocked as police and animal control workers tried to corral the wayward pig, and more delays developed as the chase played out.

But in the end no injuries were reported and no damage was done.

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