All lanes reopen after cattle truck overturns on I-285, killing 3 cows

Three cows were killed and dozens others were trapped in a tractor-trailer crash that blocked a busy DeKalb County interchange for hours Friday morning.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — All lanes have reopened after cattle truck overturned on I-285 Friday morning. The accident killed 3 cows.

Triple Team Traffic's Mark Arum reported around 6 a.m. on Channel 2 Action News This Morning that the ramp from Interstate 285 southbound to I-20 eastbound was blocked.

Arum reported that 37 cows were onboard at the time of the crash.

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DeKalb County Animal Services and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources offloaded the cows and moved them into a different hauler. The truck has since been right-sided.

The ramp was open again by 12 p.m.

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This is the second time in less than a month Atlanta has seen an accident involving cows snarl a major highway during the morning commute.

At least 10 cows were killed when a tractor-trailer carrying them tipped over on I-75 on May 17.

It took almost two hours for crews to upright the that overturned cattle trailer and reopen some the highway.