18-Wheeler Ends Up Stuck In The Mud Backing Up I-35 Traffic

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email
Northbound traffic on Interstate 35 was stacking up Tuesday morning as crews attempted to extricate an 18-wheeler from deep mud left by heavy rains.

(Photo by Carlos Garcia)

WEST (June 10, 2014) Northbound Interstate 35 traffic was limited to a single lane and was moving slowly Tuesday morning after an 18-wheeler skidded off the highway just north of West and ended up stuck in deep mud from Monday’s heavy rain.

The truck ended up in a roadside ditch, Jodi Wheatley of the Texas Department of Transportation said.

Two larger wreckers were being used to extricate the rig, but she said it could take as long as two hours to free it.

No one was injured in the accident, she said.

By 8:45 a.m. Tuesday traffic was backed up from the County Line Road area to Marable Street, in West, and the backup likely will extend for several miles long before the truck can be moved, she said.

Wheatley said drivers should seek an alternate route if possible.

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