Overturned cattle trailer causes traffic delays on I-40 - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Overturned cattle trailer causes traffic delays on I-40

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Photo courtesy of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office Photo courtesy of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - It is all clear now, but you might have been wondering what caused a major traffic jam on Interstate 40 for several hours on Sunday. 

A tractor trailer loaded with cows flipped over near North Watkins, at the ramp from the north loop where it starts heading south towards downtown. It was something you rarely see; crews trying to round up cattle on the interstate.

The Shelby County Sheriff's office told Action News 5 that thanks to the efforts of many, more than 60 of the cattle were hauled off, although there were a few that didn't make it.

At this time, we have not received the official crash report from Memphis Police and do not know what caused the accident.

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