Big rig, cows block Highway 50

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PLACERVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) -- The California Highway Patrol says a jack-knifed big rig and multiple cows blocked westbound Highway 50 near Placerville Wednesday night.

Around 4:35 p.m., officials said there were also multiple collisions in the area of Highway 50 at Apple Bistro.

Roughly 80 cows had to be rounded up following a crash. The CHP said they were still getting the last of the cows to safety around 9 p.m.

Traffic started backing up on both sides of the highway and drivers have been redirected to Point View Drive.

By 10 p.m., the CHP said crews had cleaned up the roadway.

"Holy cow, what a night!" the CHP wrote.

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