UPDATE HWY 285 in Pecos Shut Down Due To Rollover Accident 8/25/12
CBS 7 News Reporter
August 25, 2012
UPDATE 5:34 pm
HWY 285 south of Fort Stockton is open again.
UPDATE: 4:20 pm
The following is an update from TxDOT officials:
Highway 285 south of Fort Stockton is still closed. An 18-wheeler is blocking entire roadway as well as the west side right of way. if absolutely necessary, light trucks and cars can drive around truck at their own discretion on the east side but the embankment is too steep for large vehicles and vehicles must assume own risk. We advise they not attempt. Personnel is trying to empty out trailer full of extremely heavy rolls of paper. Roadway closed coming out of Sanderson as well as at the FM 2400 Intersection to keep from adding on to the long line of 18 wheelers waiting to get through at the wreck scene. Just south of Ft.Stockton there is a road closure detouring traffic back into town and or giving them advice on what other roads they can take to get to their destinations. Wrecker service got to the scene at 1 p.m. estimated 4-5 hour time limit on being able to remove truck from the driving lanes.
Pecos, TX - Pecos DPS officials say Hwy 285 is shut down due to a rollover accident involving a tractor trailer.
The accident happened about 15 miles south of Fort Stockton around mile marker 450.
DPS says there are no spills or major injuries. They say they will open the highway back up once clean up is complete.
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