Cattle loose on I-40 after cattle truck crashes, traffic for morning commute diverted, has since re-opened

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MCLOUD, Okla. - Cattle were loose on the interstate Thursday morning after a cattle truck crashed on eastbound I-40 near McLoud.

Officials say the door of a cattle hauler came open and about 120 cows started jumping out.

Cows were reportedly spread out for 10 miles along I-40.

There were also several accidents in the area due to people crashing into the cows on the interstate, according to officials.

OHP officials say several cows died.

Officials shut down east and westbound lanes in the area while crews cleared the scene.


I-40 has since re-opened.

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