Sheep cause traffic chaos in Altham

First published in Altham Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

YOUNG farmhands sparked off rush-hour chaos in Altham when they tried to herd nearly 100 sheep along a main road.

Traffic was held up in either direction along Burnley Road, around 7.30am today, as three agricultural workers attempted to shepherd the flock along Burnley Road towards Simonstone.

Vehicles slowed to a crawl as the sheep strayed into traffic, while being taken along a grass verge on the outskirts of Altham Business Park.

One of the farmhands tried to hold up cars as a colleague on a quad bike chased stragglers and a third used a sheepdog to prevent them escaping into the business park.

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11:59am Wed 20 Jul 11

CLARETMINTY says...

that was a baaaaaaaamy idea!!
that was a baaaaaaaamy idea!! CLARETMINTY
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1:21pm Wed 20 Jul 11

Gaius Grossus says...

When I used to travel to work on that route they were doing it with cows. At least sheep are a bit lighter when they lean against the car.
When I used to travel to work on that route they were doing it with cows. At least sheep are a bit lighter when they lean against the car. Gaius Grossus
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10:26pm Fri 5 Aug 11

duggie123 says...

this is becoming a regular thing, cows for the last two weeks causing taffic chaos, have these animals got a road fund licence
this is becoming a regular thing, cows for the last two weeks causing taffic chaos, have these animals got a road fund licence duggie123
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