Thursday, May 24, 2012 , Updated 10:45 a.m., May 24, 2012
UPDATED: Cattle killed on northbound I-35 during wreck
The highway reopened at about 10:30 a.m.
DALLAS A truck carrying 89 head of cattle overturned on northbound I-35 at 1 a.m. Thursday, May 24, causing 20 animals to be killed, TxDOT reports. The wreck occurred on the northbound I-35 bridge over the Trinity River in Dallas.
As of 8:45 a.m. Thursday, crews were still removing the cattle from the scene. The northbound side of the highway is not expected to be reopened for "several more hours," according to a spokesperson.
[UPDATE at 10:45 a.m.: The highway is back open.]
NBCDFW reports that "... some panicked cows jumped over the HOV wall and fell to their death. Several other cows had to be corralled on the highway."
Drivers must detour at Colorado Boulevard to the Jefferson Viaduct. Traffic is slow from Illinois Avenue and is starting to affect the flow of traffic on I-20, Loop 12, and I-45.