Cows close Beachline after escaping ranch

Motorists deliberately drive wrong way on Brevard highway

Published On: Feb 20 2013 06:47:22 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 20 2013 10:56:10 AM EST
Cows on Beachline
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -

Several cows escaped from a ranch and roamed onto the Beachline in Brevard County, forcing officials to close the highway while motorists deliberately drove the wrong way to avoid delays.

The incident happened Tuesday during rush hour on State Road 528 between Interstate 95 and State Road 407.

A rancher told Local 6 that several cows were able to access the highway because of a hole in his fence.  He says ATV drivers have cut holes in his fence as they traverse the area.

Several drivers stuck in traffic while waiting for the cows to be wrangled up turned around and drove the wrong way on the Beachline.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said none was ticketed, however, because their focus was on getting the highway re-opened.

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