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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Police in the Savannah area say the wreck of a trailer carrying circus animals causedclosure of part of an interstate highway.

Savannah-Chatham police spokeswoman Gena Bilbo said eastbound lanes of Interstate 516 were closed after the Monday afternoon crash.

Police spokesman Julian Miller says the wreck involved a trailer carrying animals for the UniverSoul Circus.

The circus company's website says the circus is scheduled to be in Savannah Wednesday through Sunday.