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Semi hits cow, closes highway

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OROVILLE — A semi-tractor truck hit a cow and jack-knifed on a Highway 97 bridge early today, closing the bridge for about two hours.

No one was injured in the 1:40 a.m. accident, but the bridge had to be inspected for safety before it could reopen to traffic, said Brad Mitchell, traffic safety system operator for the state Department of Transportation.

He said there was no structural damage to the bridge, which reopened at about 3:40 a.m.

Mitchell said he…

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