OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – An semi carrying chickens overturned early Monday morning, shutting down Highway 56 from Mulligan Road to Cummings Road.

Crews were able to turn the semi upright and the chickens were caught and placed in another vehicle. The driver of the semi was able to get himself out of the vehicle after the crash, and has been taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

The road has now reopened.