DALLAS COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – A crash involving an 18-wheeler had the northbound lanes of Interstate-45 completely shut down near Hutchins Friday morning.
The accident happened just before 8:00 a.m. near the I-20 interchange when the truck driver hit the support for an overhead sign and crashed through the concrete median into traffic traveling south.READ MORE: Tarrant County Public Health Director Talks With Concerned Moms About Kids, Classrooms And COVID-19
Officials haven’t said if the driver was hurt.READ MORE: At Least 10 Dead, More Than A Dozen Injured After Overloaded Van Carrying Migrants Crashes In South Texas
Heavy-duty wreckers were called to lift the semi off the barrier and remove it from the scene.
The TxDOT overhead sign, for Simpson Stuart Road and I-20 east, was down on the roadway and road crews had to remove it.MORE NEWS: 'Wow, There Goes The Ground': North Texan Wally Funk Shares Story Of Her Dream Journey Into Space
Traffic traveling north on I-45 was backed up for miles and southbound traffic had reduced to one lane.