Cow blocks tunnel traffic

[quote]ORINDA, Calif., June 4 (UPI) – Authorities said a cow that wandered into traffic on the east side of the Caldecott Tunnel in Contra Costa County, Calif., held up traffic for nearly an hour.

Benjamin DeLanty, a spokesman for the California Department of Transportation, said a tan cow was spotted Tuesday on the median of Highway 24 before stopping traffic by indecisively wandering to the entrance of the Caldecott Tunnel and back to the median, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday.

California Highway Patrol Officer Robert Haven said traffic was cleared from the westbound lanes of the highway while three firefighters escorted the bovine to the Shakespeare Festival grounds in the city of Orinda.[/quote]