Cow Shuts Down Interstate After Getting Loose

Posted at 5:14 AM, May 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-21 05:14:29-04

BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (WLWT)– A cow got loose in northern Kentucky overnight– forcing police to shut down a major interstate.

WLWT is reporting that investigators were called to I-71/I-75 in Florence around 1 a.m. for a cow in the southbound lanes. The southbound side was initially shut down, but then the cow jumped over the median– forcing police to shut down the northbound lanes as well. This all happened near the Mt. Zion exit.

Both directions reopened after 20 minutes when investigators shot and killed the animal.

The cow was then taken to a farm in Kenton County.

It’s unclear where the cow came from.