EL RENO, Okla. (KFOR) — Part of a busy interstate had to be shut down after a herd of cattle escaped from their pasture.
Officials tell our Oklahoma City affiliate News 4 the cattle escaped from the pasture after the wind blew a fence open near I-40 and Calumet Road, closing down the westbound part of the interstate about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Twelve cows made their way to the interstate, where they were hit by a semi and killed. Some also had to be put down.
At last check, 16 cows were still missing, but authorities say they are not on the highway.
I-40 reopened about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.
There are no reports of any injuries to people.
El Reno is located along I-40 just west of Oklahoma City.