Monday morning traffic was abnormally hellish on Interstate 285 today—especially for livestock.
In addition to the typical chaos of metro Atlanta’s weekday congestion, one major accident sent cows running frantically around the interstate, causing accidents and temporarily shutting down all traffic lanes on a northwest arc of I-285 Eastbound, according to 11Alive.
Shortly after 3 a.m., a tractor-trailer carrying almost 90 cows flipped and broke open on the ramp from I-75 to I-285.
The wandering cattle caused at least two additional accidents between Cobb Parkway and Powers Ferry, the outlet reported.
A few hours later, first responders had recovered some of the livestock and began slowly allowing traffic to flow through.
Some emergency responders giggled as they tried to wrangle the loose bovine, according to a video posted by 11Alive.
The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with injuries, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
And, as of about 11 a.m., crews were still cleaning up the wreckage from the crash and attempting to secure all of the loose cattle.
Several cow deaths have been reported, and it’s not yet known how many are still running free.
GRIDLOCK ALERT: Cobb Co.: Cow/Truck Crash Clean Up Continues; I-285/eb (inner loop) ramp to I-75/nb; still blocked; there is no ETC; please Avoid; https://t.co/RuPa64SzPC; #ATLTraffic pic.twitter.com/pSz7vsWAvJ— Triple Team Traffic (@WSBTraffic) October 1, 2018