I-35 North near Ardmore reopens after crash

ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says both northbound lanes of Interstate 35 are open again after a cattle-hauling truck overturned in the median near Ardmore.

Authorities say the crash happened early Monday morning near mile marker 40 north of Ardmore. The rig was hauling cattle when it overturned in the median.

The highway patrol says it closed the northbound lanes at about 6:45 a.m. Monday so crews could offload cattle and clean up an oil spill in the roadway. The lanes reopened shortly after noon Monday.

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  • by Johnwaynethecowhauler's wife on May 5, 2012 at 10:24 PM
    I'm glad to know the Cowhauler is ok. Those of you who posted the arrogant comments have most likely never rididen along in a cow truck. Let me tell you - that the cars that have to jump over in front of cow trucks and other big trucks for that matter are what causes problems. Do you think that Cowhauler can just stop on a dime without creating injury to his cargo? And on top of that the shift of weight of the cattle when the Cowhauler has to try to smoothly avoid the inconsiderate drivers who do whatever they can to get in front of his truck causes many problems. My husband is an awesome driver and he does not speed. When you are sleeping he's making it possible for you to have beef at the grocery stores and restarants you love - even when diesel is over $4.00 per gallon and the rate keeps getting cut.
    So please next time, you might think twice about your comments. Thank you. God bless America and God bless John Wayne.
  • by Sick of speeding cow haulers on May 1, 2012 at 02:34 PM
    It was only a matter of time. I'm glad he is ok and glad no one else was hurt. They need to slow down. It is ridiculous how fast these cattle haulers drive. I realize they have time constrants, but at what price?
  • by Del Location: anywhere on May 1, 2012 at 12:23 PM
    There are always stupid people making stupid comments when these things happen. It was an accident!! Things happen Glad to know the driver is ok and I know he was concerned about the cows he was hauling. Hoping those stupid people are never in an accident and have to go thru the agony of what others have gone thru.
  • by Robert Location: Gene Autry, Ok on May 1, 2012 at 12:12 PM
    Cowhaulers dangerous? Come on... How often do you see a Cattle Truck in an accident? You are far more likely to get run over at many of the Stoplight Intersections here in Texoma... A Red Light means STOP, not STep On the gas Pedal... I'll ride with a Cowhauler any day of the week...
  • by Anonymous on May 1, 2012 at 06:30 AM
  • by blue Location: ardmore on May 1, 2012 at 03:04 AM
    1. the north bound lanes were NOT closed...allowed to pass on the shoulder 2. cattle haulers are the most dangerous 18 wheelers on the roads,they drive fast and will merge you off the road
  • by Stephanie Location: Ferris on Apr 30, 2012 at 10:40 PM
    the driver worked heedless of his own injuries to save as many of the cattle as possible, his wife & 3 daughters drove over 3 hours to get to him. People need to be more concerned with the value of a persons life. Like the man who stopped & helped, saving this driver from possibly burning to death. Thank God & the man who stopped. My sister & 3 nieces & that driver are back home with our family.
  • by Stephanie Self Location: Ferris, Tx on Apr 30, 2012 at 08:31 PM
    Are you kidding me?!?! The driver of theAreHonestl
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      by Anonymous on May 1, 2012 at 06:10 AM in reply to Stephanie Self
      What is an arehonest?
  • by Shannon Location: Ferris TX on Apr 30, 2012 at 06:57 PM
    The driver is okay - thank you for asking. It was someones husband - someones Daddy - someones son - and someones brother. Your sarcastic comments are not appreciated. I hope you never have to drive up on what I did today - it was my husband. I appreciate your concern for him - and the cows!
  • by bunbun on Apr 30, 2012 at 07:42 AM
    Well..were the cows ok?
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      by Tammy on Apr 30, 2012 at 08:29 AM in reply to bunbun
      Not all of them.
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        by Sri on Apr 30, 2012 at 09:38 AM in reply to Tammy
        I saw that good many of them were dead.
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          by Anonymous on Apr 30, 2012 at 09:43 AM in reply to Sri
          Will there be a cookout in the median?
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