I-80 eastbound, east of route 46 reopened: cattle truck crash cl - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

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I-80 eastbound, east of route 46 reopened: cattle truck crash cleared

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AUSTINTOWN TWP., Ohio -

Police and firefighters found themselves rounding up cattle the majority of Monday night on Interstate 80 in Austintown.

It was near the Route 11 ramp at around 9 p.m. Monday, when a driver of a tractor-trailer lost control and flipped the vehicle.

It took the combined efforts of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Austintown police and firefighters and aid from surrounding departments to help manage the emergency. Personnel managed to coral more than a dozen cows that had made their way out of the trailer.

The truck wreckage and wandering livestock prompted the Ohio Highway Patrol to ask drivers to avoid I-80 eastbound near the 680, Route 46 split. 

None of the animals appeared to have made it onto the busy roadway, but some died and others were injured and had to be euthanized.

The intersection was closed for several hours and reopened at about 3:15 a.m. Tuesday morning.




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