Wreck disrupts 179 traffic
Crane stuck in ditch south of Route T
Originally published December 4, 2013 at 2:18 p.m., updated December 4, 2013 at 10 p.m.
MoDOT crews cleaned up a non-injury accident from around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday involving a tractor-trailer that was hauling a crane on Missouri 179, south of Route T in Cole County.
The accident forced the closure of the southbound lane of Missouri 179. Southbound traffic was being detoured.
The wreck occurred when Kansas-based Allied Crane was hauling one of its own cranes. The accident left the trailer and crane in a deep ditch, extending into the driving lane.
The crane had not been extricated by early Wednesday night.
Until the road is reopened, commuters are encouraged to seek an alternate route, as significant delays are possible.
Earlier coverage, posted at 2:18 p.m.:
MoDOT crews are cleaning up a non-injury accident from earlier today involving a tractor-trailer that was hauling a crane on Missouri 179, south of Route T.
The accident has forced the closure of the southbound lane of Missouri 179. Southbound traffic is being detoured off Missouri 179. A full closure of the road is expected later today for the extrication of the crane, though a specific time for the closure has not yet been established.
Evening commuters are encouraged to seek an alternate route, as significant delays are possible for the next several hours.
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