If the morning commute in metro Atlanta isn't already bad enough, it was extremely difficult for drivers on I-75 in northern Cobb County early Thursday morning.

That's because a tractor-trailer hauling cattle overturned on the southbound lanes, closing the roadway for several hours.

According to the Georgia Department of Agriculture, 19 cows were being transported from Tennessee to Greensboro when the tracker trailer they were traveling in flipped.

The crash happened just before 5 a.m. near the intersection with Wade Green Road.

Ten cows were killed on impact, while eight others had to be corralled by police and transported to a stockyard in Calhoun where they will be held for their owner. CBS46's Rebekka Schramm on Facebook LIVEOfficials are not confirming the name of the owner or which farm the cows were going to. In addition, officials have not been able to locate the 19th cow, and are not sure if the cow is still roaming the area or if there was a clerical error with the number of cows being transported.

It's unclear what caused the crash.

Exclusive video of #cows being rounded up on the side of I 75 SB in North Cobb County before Wade Green Road. They look like dairy cows. #survivors @cbs46 pic.twitter.com/TgS0aWP54b— Rebekka Schramm (@SchrammCBS46) May 17, 2018
LATEST: @SchrammCBS46 is on the scene of a crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer that has closed SB I-75 at Wade Green Road in Cobb County. 7 cows have been killed and 12 are being corralled by police. FULL story: https://t.co/KCjMwxUNi4 pic.twitter.com/Ic2IiWJnwA— CBS46 (@cbs46) May 17, 2018

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