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I-64 reopened after cows corralled in Central Kentucky's second recent cattle truck crash

Interstate 64 was temporarily closed Tuesday morning by a truck wreck that left cattle on the highway near Frankfort.

The crash was the area's second recent accident involving a cattle truck. A cattle truck crash Oct. 31 on busy Newtown Pike in Lexington strangled traffic as emergency workers corralled loose cattle.

According to Franklin county dispatchers, eastbound I-64 was reopened by 8:15 a.m. after the cattle had been picked or rounded up, but westbound traffic was limited to one lane until crews were able to remove the wrecked truck. The trailer appeared to have landed near trees off the side of the interstate, according to Franklin sheriff's office pictures.

All lanes were open by 10:20 a.m., dispatchers said. After the lanes reopened, they were clogged for a time from vehicles stopped for the wreck, dispatchers said.

The wreck happened about 6 a.m. near exit 53 for U.S. 127 in Franklin County, according to the state's transportation cabinet.

In the Oct. 31 wreck, the cattle truck was stopped at a light when it was struck in the rear by a UPS truck. The cows escaped the wreckage.

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