By CBS13 Staff

PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — A tractor-trailer that was carrying dozens of cows overturned in rural Placer County on Tuesday morning.

The cows being off-loaded from the crashed truck. (Credit: CHP Auburn)

The crash happened near Gold Hill and Chili Hill roads, northwest of Newcastle.

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Exactly what led up to the crash is unclear, but the trailer ended up on its side.

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A total of 71 cows were on board at the time. Only minor injuries have been reported, California Highway Patrol says.

Officers say the cows are now being off-loaded onto a nearby property for the time being.

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Both Gold Hill and Chili Hill roads are closed in the area due to the incident. Drivers are being urged to avoid the area.