A cow snarled traffic on Ga. 400 South on Monday afternoon.
Photo: File Photo
Photo: File Photo

Cow corralled, removed from Ga. 400, cops say

Moooooove over, cars. 

A cow was reported blocking Ga. 400 South in Forsyth County, the sheriff’s office said Monday in a tweet. The cow was reported just south of Peachtree Parkway. 

 

The WSB 24-hour Traffic Center reported that the sheriff’s office has surrounded the cow near Ga. 141. Sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Rainwater told AJC.com around 8 p.m. that the cow had been corralled and removed from the highway.

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If cows on the road sounds familiar, it’s because it is for Atlanta drivers. Over a five-month period last year, there were three separate incidents of cattle ending up on metro Atlanta interstates.

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In May, a tractor-trailer hauling 19 cows overturned on I-75 South in Cobb County just before 5 a.m. Georgia Department of Agriculture officials said 10 cows were killed in the incident.

In June, a tractor-trailer crashed on the ramp from I-285 South to I-20 East just after 5 a.m., killing three cows and spilling dozens more onto the interstate in DeKalb County.

In October, a tractor-trailer overturned on the I-285 East ramp at the I-75 interchange in Cobb just before 4 a.m. The trailer was hauling 89 commercial beef calves, 11 of which did not make it.

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