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More than two dozen cows yet to be rounded up after accident

Motorists driving near Old Woman Bay up Highway 17 advised to travel with caution
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Contractors are in the Old Woman Bay area trying to round up approximately 30 cows following Saturday's single-vehicle collision on highway 17.

Motorists driving near Old Woman Bay up Highway 17 are advised to travel with caution as more than two dozen cows are yet to be rounded up from Saturday morning's accident.

A transport carrying upwards of 50 cows was involved in a single vehicle collision just south of Wawa on the weekend.

OPP Constable Trevor Tremblay says contractors are still scouting the area as most of the cattle is still roaming the area.

"As of this morning, it was estimated to be 30 cows outstanding," he says. "There are contractors working in the area to corral them. They could be anywhere, but likely closer to the highway as the terrain is extremely rugged in the area."

In a social media post yesterday, the OPP was advising the public that under no circumstances should anyone attempt to shoot or claim the animals after they had received complaints of people threatening to hunt the cattle.

The OPP is asking motorists to take it slow when driving through the area of Old Woman Bay, especially at night.

Motorists are also urged to contact the OPP if they spot any cattle so contractors can be directed accordingly.