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Road Closed as Crews Remove 18-Wheeler from Ditch

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

A section of Flour Bluff Drive was closed for some time Monday morning after an 18-wheeler got the back end of its trailer stuck in a ditch.

It happened around 7 a.m. near the intersection of Flour Bluff Drive and Ramsfield Road. The 18-wheeler was hauling more than 40,000 pounds of peat moss and, when it took a sharp turn, the trailer fell into a ditch, coming to a rest dangerously close to a power pole.

Police closed off the stretch of road between Caribbean and Yorktown as crews brought out a crane to pull the truck from the ditch. It took them about an hours to get the truck free.