Semi carrying lab mice crashes on slick highway - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Semi carrying lab mice crashes on slick highway

Posted:

 

NEWTON (KWWL) - A semitrailer carrying lab mice was among those vehicles stranded in blizzard conditions.  Despite a no-tow order that was in effect, an exception was made and the semi and its 142 cases of lab mice were pulled from the ditch during Monday's winter storm.  Iowa Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Courtney Greene says the semi slid into the ditch on Interstate 80 near Newton about 6:30 a.m. It was pulled from the ditch around 11 a.m.  The crates of mice were headed to research labs in Des Moines and Omaha, Neb.

Multimedia Journalist:  Bob Waters

Powered by Frankly