Wandering Calves Create Traffic Hazard Near Falls City

FALLS CITY – The Richardson County Sheriff’s Office set up flag stations early Tuesday morning to warn motorists of cattle on the roadway north of Falls City.

Richardson County Sheriff Don Pounds responded to a traffic accident on Highway 73 near the Prichard Corner, where a car struck a cow. It was the first of three accidents involving cows along the mile stretch of roadway.

The sheriff’s office alerted Andy Dunn, who has a herd of about 150 head a mile south of the highway. Dunn counted those at his place around 3 a.m. and realized that 60 were missing.

The sheriff’s office assisted Dunn in located the calves, with only 10 still unaccounted for by 11 a.m.

Dunn said the calves were just weaned this weekend and pushed over a fence. Some wandered across fields owned by Mulligan Stew & Co. and Harold and Joan Neidfeldt to cross Highway 73.

Accidents reports were not available Tuesday morning, but the sheriff’s office said there were no injuries to drivers. It could take up to a couple of days to round up all of the calves.

 

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