Tractor trailer full of cows wrecks in Amherst County

Amherst Co. UPDATE

The northbound lane is open from mile marker 210 to 130 along US-29 following a tractor trailer crash.

ORIGINAL

The Virginia Department of Transportation is reporting a tractor trailer wreck on US-29.

All southbound and northbound lanes are shut down from mile marker 210 to 130. Traffic is being diverted to Route 210.

According to the Amherst County Sheriff's office, the driver was hauling nearly 40 cow when he swerved to miss a deer.

Several cows are dead; many are injured and some are still trapped inside the trailer.

Wreckers are on scene. VDOT has backhoes and a dump truck also on scene to assist in righting the trailer.

The driver was treated on scene for unknown injuries.