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Herd of rowdy cows cause early morning traffic jam

Pictures taken from traffic cameras showed the pack of farm animals waltzing up the road.

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A herd cows have been moo-ved off a major motorway after they stopped traffic. (Crown Copyright via SWNS)

By Douglas Whitbread via SWNS

A herd of rowdy cows caused misery for commuters after they wandered onto a major motorway and caused a two-mile traffic jam.

At least five cows were spotted striding up the M1 northbound, near Sheffield, South Yorks, England at 6:30 A.M. on Monday, August 1, reducing the four-lane highway to a complete standstill.

Pictures taken from traffic cameras showed the pack of farm animals waltzing up the road - between junction 34 and 35 - in front of hundreds of cars and trucks.

A herd cows have been moo-ved off a major motorway after they stopped traffic. (Crown Copyright via SWNS)

And later, the National Highways agency said the herd had taken a northbound exit slip road, approaching the roundabout, to the further annoyance of motorists.

Police finally managed to move the bovine herd off the road at around 7 A.M., allowing the traffic to flow freely once again.

Writing on Twitter, a spokesperson for National Highways said: “Traffic has now been released, and all lanes are now open on the #M1 northbound in #SouthYorkshire between J34 (#Sheffield) and J25 (#Rotherham).

“There's approximately 2 miles of slow moving traffic in the area but this should now start to ease. Thanks for your patience.”

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