All lanes of Interstate 80, between mile marker 401 and 405, are back open this morning. Both the east and westbound lanes had to be closed down for hours following an accident involving a car and two semi trucks, one carrying cattle.
Around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, officials say a car heading westbound lost control and hit a barricade separating the lanes. The car was forced into the opposite lane and two oncoming semi trucks had to swerve to miss the car. One of the trucks, carrying cattle, overturned. As dozens of cattle lay on top of each other, onlookers said they could hear the disgruntled cattle even while standing feet away.
The Lincoln Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol and Lincoln Fire and Rescue were all called to the scene. Hazardous material cleanup crews also responded due to the amount of gasoline spilt on the interstate.
Two people were sent to the hospital, however, the extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.