Semi tractor rolls I-49 carrying 29,000 lbs frozen breads and White Castle; Guardrails back up Friday

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UPDATE 8:35 PM one lane open northbound

UPDATE: Thursday evening this semi-tractor trailer crash loaded with 29,000 lbs of frozen breads and White Castle took out both sides of the northbound lanes guardrails. We learned Friday that those guardrails had just recently been put up approaching the Dry Fork Creek.

And by the time we went to take a look around noon on Friday half the guardrails were back up, looking new! And the other half would be done by the end of the day contractors for MoDOT told us on the scene.

ORIGINAL: CARTHAGE, Mo. — Jasper County dispatch center around 7:15 PM received reports of a semi tractor trailer crash in the northbound lanes of I-49 near 61 MM. Jasper Fire and Rescue, Carthage Fire Department and Mercy EMS were alerted.

The semi has taken out guardrails on both sides of the roadway. This is partially on the bridge over Dry Fork Creek.

Friday guardrails are back up.

The driver traveling northbound left thevright side of the road, overcorrected and laid the semi on it’s side. The driver suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Mercy Carthage.

The northbound lanes are affected. at 8:40 PM they were able to drag the truck and open up the passing lane.

The semi is reported to be hauling 29,000 lbs in a refrigerated trailer. It’s various frozen breads. Some boxes are White Castle.

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