I-77 Shut Down While Cows Rescued From Overturned Trailer In Iredell County

NEWTON N.C. – Three cows were rescued after the trailer they were riding in overturned on the interstate Monday morning.

Troopers in Iredell County responded to I-77 between the I-40 corridor and Turnersburg Highway at approximately 10 a.m. after a cow trailer came loose from a truck and overturned.

Three cows were found roaming in the middle of the interstate. I-77 was closed in both directions for about 20 minutes while Animal Control, Troopers and the livestock owners worked to clear the cattle from the roadways safely into another trailer.  No injuries were reported.