Gusty Wind Upends Big Rig’s Load On Area Highway

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AXTELL (March 12, 2014) A 56-foot mobile home that a big rig was hauling ended up on its roof Wednesday morning on U.S. Highway 84 east of Waco as gusty winds continued to buffet Central Texas.

The cab of the rig remained upright.

No one was hurt.

The accident happened near the intersection of Highway 84 and Martindale Lane outside of Axtell as the rig hauling the trailer headed toward Mexia.

The overturned mobile home blocked the eastbound lanes of the highway, but traffic was being diverted around it.

A wind advisory was in effect at the time of the accident.

Forecasters said gusts of 40 miles per hour or higher were possible.

It could be late afternoon before the highway is cleared, a Department of Public Safety spokesman said.