Overturned big rig carrying 6,000 chickens closes Sonoma County highway

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A big rig carrying some 6,000 chickens was reported overturned in the area of Highway 121 and Ramal Road south of Sonoma early Thursday, according to a CHP incident log.

The CHP report said the highway was closed between Ramal Road and Napa Road as a result.

Northbound traffic was diverted onto Ramal Road while southbound drivers were steered onto Napa Road, the CHP said. All lanes were open again by about 3:30 p.m.

The truck belonged to a contractor transporting the fowl from an area farm to Petaluma Poultry’s plant in Petaluma, according to company spokesman Bill See.

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