RIESEL (May 28, 2014) A big rig hauling a large metal cylinder got stuck in the mud Wednesday in Riesel southeast of Waco, leaving a portion of Highway 6 blocked for hours.
(Photo courtesy of Barry Brown)
The truck got stuck early Wednesday afternoon as the driver attempted to turn left from FM 1860 onto Highway 6.
A crew used four heavy-duty lifts to get the rig out of the mud without affecting the load, which was very close to a power line.
A one-block stretch of FM 1860 and southbound Highway 6 were closed because of the stuck rig.
Deputies and Department of Public Safety troopers were diverting traffic around the stuck load.
The rig was en route from Houston, hauling a 300-foot-long seven-ton pressure cooker manufactured for an oil refinery in Canada.