‘Traffic is Mooooving once again’ after cows get loose, close WB I-74 ramp to I-275

Stray cows close WB I-74 ramp to I-275

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (FOX19) - Traffic is mooooving again after cows got loose and roamed onto the highway early Wednesday, closing the ramp from westbound Interstate 74 to northbound I-275, Colerain Township fire officials say.

The cows wandered away from what authorities think is a farm in the area and were spotted about 3 a.m., dispatchers say.

Police from Green and Colerain townships remained on scene after spending a couple of hours trying to corral the three adult brown cows.

“They were sitting in the median eating,” said Colerain Township Police Officer Jake McElvogue. “Honestly, they probably would have been fine if we had kept going, but the last thing we want someone to do is hit a cow.”

So police rounded them up as a precaution.

Police round up some cows after they got loose and roamed onto the highway early Wednesday, closing the ramp from westbound Interstate 74 to northbound I-275, Colerain Township fire officials say.
Police round up some cows after they got loose and roamed onto the highway early Wednesday, closing the ramp from westbound Interstate 74 to northbound I-275, Colerain Township fire officials say. (Source: Colerain Township Police Department)

Police say after the cows were loaded up in a trailer, they found a local couple that has cows so that’s where they took them.

The owner was eventually found, police said. He lives on Wesselman Road but told officers he is not sure if the cows actually belonged to him.

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