Traffic along East Shannon Road between South Broadway Street and Mockingbird Lane became snarled Friday afternoon by a truck trailer mishap.
According to police reports, the driver of the truck and with enclosed trailer pulled over off Shannon Road with the intent of going inside one of the restaurants to get something to eat. Unfortunately, he pulled off the road too far his trailer overturned into the ditch between the service road and Interstate 30 east.
A couple of large wreckers were called to the scene to lift the trailer. While the wreckers services worked to right the trailer and get it off the side of the road, police began directing motorists caught around 7 p.m. in the traffic snarl between South Broadway and Mockingbird to turn around and travel off the service road through Chick-Fil-A parking lot to Duckworth Street, to access Mockingbird Lane to continue east. Police then closed the section of East Shannon between Broadway and Mockingbird until about 7:50 p.m. April 2, 2021.