LiveA338 Spur Road reopened after cow on the loose causes traffic chaos

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Summary

  • A cow on the loose caused delays on Bournemouth's A338 Spur Road.
  • The northbound carriageway was closed between Blackwater and Ashley Heath, while police escorted traffic between Ashley Heath and Blackwater at a slow speed.
  • Other routes were extremely busy including the A35 Christchurch Road and the A31 at Ferndown.
  • The cow has been caught and is now in a field.

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11:52am Tue 12 Aug 14

funkyferret says...

It needs to be 'Moooooooved' on quickly ...
It needs to be 'Moooooooved' on quickly ... funkyferret
  • Score: -2

12:09pm Tue 12 Aug 14

FerryFan says...

Mad cow on the loose!!!
Mad cow on the loose!!! FerryFan
  • Score: -2

12:09pm Tue 12 Aug 14

LordLilliput says...

Road closed.. Police helicopter deployed.. A cow jumping between carriageways.. I've enabled Automatic Updates and am eagerly awaiting the next development in this exciting saga :-)
Road closed.. Police helicopter deployed.. A cow jumping between carriageways.. I've enabled Automatic Updates and am eagerly awaiting the next development in this exciting saga :-) LordLilliput
  • Score: 6

12:13pm Tue 12 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Clearly this cow has no regard to other road users and the inconvenience it is causing.
Clearly this cow has no regard to other road users and the inconvenience it is causing. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 5

12:16pm Tue 12 Aug 14

LordLilliput says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
Clearly this cow has no regard to other road users and the inconvenience it is causing.
My thoughts exactly. Inconsiderate cow.
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: Clearly this cow has no regard to other road users and the inconvenience it is causing.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. Inconsiderate cow. LordLilliput
  • Score: 4

12:17pm Tue 12 Aug 14

BIGTONE says...

They should have used an udder route.
They should have used an udder route. BIGTONE
  • Score: 7

12:24pm Tue 12 Aug 14

dobby1 says...

LordLilliput wrote:
bobthedestroyer wrote: Clearly this cow has no regard to other road users and the inconvenience it is causing.
My thoughts exactly. Inconsiderate cow.
Ok, no need to milk it.
[quote][p][bold]LordLilliput[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: Clearly this cow has no regard to other road users and the inconvenience it is causing.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. Inconsiderate cow.[/p][/quote]Ok, no need to milk it. dobby1
  • Score: 4

12:35pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Apparently traffic is moo-ving well in the udder direction.....
Apparently traffic is moo-ving well in the udder direction..... Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 4

12:44pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Jim_Springbourne says...

Wonder if the #a338cow is an 'Uddersfield fan still smarting at Saturday's thrashing by the Cherries
Wonder if the #a338cow is an 'Uddersfield fan still smarting at Saturday's thrashing by the Cherries Jim_Springbourne
  • Score: 2

12:48pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Abkhazsoyuz says...

The police have to make a thorough search, especially after the tragedy a few months ago when horses were loose on the A31, when they thought the road was clear , opened it, and a motorcyclist was killed. Albeit now a daylight hours incident, a cow is a large enough animal to do some serious damage.
The police have to make a thorough search, especially after the tragedy a few months ago when horses were loose on the A31, when they thought the road was clear , opened it, and a motorcyclist was killed. Albeit now a daylight hours incident, a cow is a large enough animal to do some serious damage. Abkhazsoyuz
  • Score: 14

1:14pm Tue 12 Aug 14

new2it says...

FerryFan wrote:
Mad cow on the loose!!!
Is this the same one who glassed somebody in Bournemouth?
[quote][p][bold]FerryFan[/bold] wrote: Mad cow on the loose!!![/p][/quote]Is this the same one who glassed somebody in Bournemouth? new2it
  • Score: 7

1:16pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Huey says...

shoot it
shoot it Huey
  • Score: -3

1:18pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Branksome snail says...

At this moment almost three hours into this drama. Just catch the thing. Seriously, even cows are able to give police the runaround!!
And yes i know about the horse incident, but I'm not saying let the traffic go, just catch the animal!!
At this moment almost three hours into this drama. Just catch the thing. Seriously, even cows are able to give police the runaround!! And yes i know about the horse incident, but I'm not saying let the traffic go, just catch the animal!! Branksome snail
  • Score: -4

1:23pm Tue 12 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Farmer is probably stressed to the eyeballs. I wonder if this cow decided to take a different route even being led across the spur road?
Farmer is probably stressed to the eyeballs. I wonder if this cow decided to take a different route even being led across the spur road? bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 0

1:38pm Tue 12 Aug 14

mark.s says...

The council obviously need to beef up the fencing near the road.
The council obviously need to beef up the fencing near the road. mark.s
  • Score: 0

1:52pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Understated says...

what they should have done is let the public try to catch it, whoever catches it gets to eat it. that would be a problem solved!
what they should have done is let the public try to catch it, whoever catches it gets to eat it. that would be a problem solved! Understated
  • Score: -1

2:03pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Franks Tank says...

They don't even pay "Road Fund Licence" you know.
Is it wearing a helmet?
They don't even pay "Road Fund Licence" you know. Is it wearing a helmet? Franks Tank
  • Score: 2

2:12pm Tue 12 Aug 14

jimbob32 says...

But are they sure they actually have captured the cow? or did have they just decided to open the road, like they did a few months ago, and then killed someone. Looks like they actually bothered to wait for the helicopeter to arrive this time as well. Maybe they have learnt their lesson - animals are unpredicatble.
But are they sure they actually have captured the cow? or did have they just decided to open the road, like they did a few months ago, and then killed someone. Looks like they actually bothered to wait for the helicopeter to arrive this time as well. Maybe they have learnt their lesson - animals are unpredicatble. jimbob32
  • Score: -4

2:37pm Tue 12 Aug 14

scrumpyjack says...

It's ok looks like traffic is mooving again.

Thank god there was only one cow.

The people in the photo are clearly not amoosed it took them so long.
It's ok looks like traffic is mooving again. Thank god there was only one cow. The people in the photo are clearly not amoosed it took them so long. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

3:54pm Tue 12 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Not a good day for the A338, or the person in the car
Not a good day for the A338, or the person in the car bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 0

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