If you had to drive into downtown Fort Worth this morning, you’re probably feeling pretty stressed this morning.
An early morning cattle truck accident on the northbound Highway 287 ramp to Interstate 35W caused delays of more than two hours for commuters traveling from southern cities such as Arlington and Mansfield.
The wreck occurred at approximately 3:30am this morning. According to news reports, the truck driver – identified as Jesse Rubio of Shamrock, TX - took the ramp too fast and overturned his truck which was loaded with livestock. Fortunately neither the trucker nor any other motorist was injured in the crash, although around 20 cows were killed in the wreck and many others injured.
Police closed down several major roads approaching the downtown area while the accident was cleaned up, and as of 10:15am, US 287 north of I-30 was still closed down completely. All traffic on northbound US 287 was being diverted on to either I-30 westbound or West Lancaster Avenue. There were also severe delays on both north and southbound I-35W.
The crash scene should be cleared by the evening rush hour.