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Cow Causes Slow Moooving Traffic in Atlanta

Cow Causes Slow Moooving Traffic in Atlanta
A cow grazes on land. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty)

By    |   Sunday, 04 April 2021 06:24 PM

A cow fell out of a trailer and held up traffic for about an hour on an interstate near Atlanta over the weekend, according to a tweet from the Dunwoody Police Department.

The cow was running down the I-285 highway on Saturday morning before police officers used a rope provided by a civilian to secure the animal.

Three lanes of the highway were closed while the cow was loose, with traffic returning to normal only about an hour later, according to WSB-TV.

A man headed to work who got caught in the traffic jam told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that “traffic was moving a little. Cars were slowly getting by. Then all the sudden this cow comes running around the corner with a gentleman chasing him.”

The newspaper noted that although such an incident is unusual, metro Atlanta traffic was actually snarled by cows on the highway in three separate incidents within a short time span a few years ago.

In the first incident, occurring in 2018, a tractor-trailer overturned on I-75, with 10 cows killed as a result.

Just a month later, another tractor-trailer crashed near I-285, killing three cows. Dozens of others spilled out on to the interstate.

Another tractor-trailer overturned on the the same highway the following year, with 11 cows killed, according to the newspaper.

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A cow that fell out of a trailer held up traffic for about an hour on an interstate near Atlanta over the weekend before officers managed to capture it and return the animal to its owner, according to a tweet from the Dunwoody Police Department.
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Sunday, 04 April 2021 06:24 PM
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