An unknown number of cattle are dead following a truck rollover late Wednesday night on Highway 2 near Chamberlain, Sask.

At around 6 a.m. CST there were still cows missing.

After the crash, some cattle were dead while others were loose in the area.

Firefighters helped round up some of the strays so they could be hauled away in other vehicles.

Police said there was heavy rain and wind at the time of the crash just before midnight but they can't say whether or not they were contributing factors.

The cattle liner will be removed from the scene later Thursday morning, the RCMP said. 

Another view of cattle truck

About half a dozen cattle perished in the crash. (Roxanna Woloshyn/CBC)

Cattle death

Most of the cattle survived, but about half a dozen, including this one, didn't make it. (Roxanna Woloshyn/CBC)

Cattle truck on side skpic

The truck ended up on its side. Crews spent several hours chasing down cows and cleaning up at the scene. (Roxanna Woloshyn/CBC)

RCMP help out after cattle wagon crashes

RCMP and firefighters worked in the dark to get cattle out of the crashed semi. (RCMP)

Cattle crash near Chamberlain, Sask.

The truck was cut open, presumably to allow cows to get out. (Roxanna Woloshyn/CBC)