SALIX, Iowa (KTIV) - The crash of a livestock truck early Wednesday morning led to a cattle round-up on I-29 near Salix, IA
The semi tipped onto its side in the median near the POrt Neal exit at about 3:30 a.m. An unknown number of cattle got loose and some were reportedly spotted as far as four miles north of the scene. Authorities were trying to round them all up.
Another semi was brought in and the cattle that were still inside the crashed truck were transferred into it.
During the round-up, all traffic in both directions was detoured off I-29.
Salix, Iowa (KTIV) -- The northbound and southbound lanes of I-29 are shut down after a semi hauling cattle crashed. Traffic is being diverted in both directions.
It happened around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning near the Port Neal interchange between Sergeant Bluff and Salix.
Several cattle are loose on the interstate and some have been killed.
Another cattle truck is at the scene and the cattle that remained in the tipped truck are being loaded on it. An unknown number of cattle are still on the loose and are being rounded up.
But, the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office is asking people to urge caution if you are traveling in the area. Several cattle have made their way at least four miles north of the accident.
Officials say a local farmer is assisting in chasing the cattle to a local farm to get them off the roadway.