Cow shuts A3(M) motorway

Daily Echo: A traffic camera view of the shut motorway A traffic camera view of the shut motorway

A MAJOR Hampshire road is closed this afternoon after a cow escaped on to the carriageway.

Delays started to build up at around 1.30pm today amid reports the animal was on the loose on the busy route.

Police closed the A3 (M) in both directions at junction four as attempts were made to lead the cow to safety.

They have since opened the southbound carriageway - but the northbound remains closed with tailbacks stretching towards the A27.

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2:01pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Someone_New says...

Have McD's been called in to "resolve" the problem?
Have McD's been called in to "resolve" the problem? Someone_New

2:18pm Tue 3 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Silly Moo.
Silly Moo. OSPREYSAINT

3:13pm Tue 3 Dec 13

southy says...

moooo over
moooo over southy

4:09pm Tue 3 Dec 13

CivicCentered says...

Come on now, lets stop the cow jokes. Have you herd yourselves?
Come on now, lets stop the cow jokes. Have you herd yourselves? CivicCentered

6:14pm Tue 3 Dec 13

redsnapper says...

Fine the farmer ..huge inconvenience to all those snarled up in it.
Fine the farmer ..huge inconvenience to all those snarled up in it. redsnapper

9:08pm Tue 3 Dec 13

issacchunt says...

I hope it was wearing a high vis vest, how did it close the motorway.? Thats a Pigs job surely, cutbacks I guess?
I hope it was wearing a high vis vest, how did it close the motorway.? Thats a Pigs job surely, cutbacks I guess? issacchunt

10:34pm Tue 3 Dec 13

dango says...

wasn't the cow who works for the Highways Agency again was it playing with the dot matrix signs?
wasn't the cow who works for the Highways Agency again was it playing with the dot matrix signs? dango

11:31pm Tue 3 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Wonder if it had a bell on it, doubt that the horns work.
Wonder if it had a bell on it, doubt that the horns work. OSPREYSAINT

11:32pm Tue 3 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Good job they moooved it, could have been there for heifer.
Good job they moooved it, could have been there for heifer. OSPREYSAINT

9:44am Wed 4 Dec 13

There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire says...

I was forced to take an udder road to get home, but I didn't beef about it
I was forced to take an udder road to get home, but I didn't beef about it There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire

10:43am Wed 4 Dec 13

Hampshire Corn and Bread says...

Didn't this happen before? I'm having a case of deja moo here.
Didn't this happen before? I'm having a case of deja moo here. Hampshire Corn and Bread

3:12pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Positively4thStreet says...

There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire wrote:
I was forced to take an udder road to get home, but I didn't beef about it
Yes,I heard there was a diversion through Cowplain.
[quote][p][bold]There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire[/bold] wrote: I was forced to take an udder road to get home, but I didn't beef about it[/p][/quote]Yes,I heard there was a diversion through Cowplain. Positively4thStreet

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