Starting around 11:12 a.m.,. multiple agencies are responding to an incident on Highway 101 south of Hopland where a cattle transport truck supposedly spilled several cows leaving one dead and two cows loose along the roadway, as per scanner traffic. Responding officers told dispatch there are a total of three cows in the road over a stretch of a mile.
The CHP Traffic Incident Information page indicates the incident occurred near mile-marker 3.97 in the northbound lane near Frog Woman Rock.
Scanner traffic is chaotic as Caltrans, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Animal Control, and CHP are attempting to wrangle the cows. The dispatcher told the responding officers the driver of the cattle transport truck has been contacted and has given permission to responding officers to “dispatch” the animals if needed.
UPDATE 12:09 p.m.
At 11:52 a.m., the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicated that one total cow is deceased, one has been successfully corralled, and one was still outstanding.
This article is based on initial details and will be updated as more facts become available.