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"Cattle drive": Cows delay traffic on Mass. highway

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A couple of cows - although not these - are to blame for wandering onto a Mass. interstate highway and slowing the morning rush. AP Photo/Dave Martin

(CBS/AP) DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Cows are not unheard of now and then on Massachusetts roadways - but it's usually in the rural western part of the state.

But on Monday morning, rush hour was slowed in southeastern Mass. on Interstate 195 in Dartmouth, by a couple of cows in no mood to rush anywhere.

State police say they received a report at about 7:30 a.m. Monday of two bovines in the eastbound lanes of I-195.

Troopers called a local farmer, and cruisers slowed traffic as he loaded the cows into a truck and removed them from the area within about an hour.

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