Tractor trailer overturns on Baseline Blvd, hauling 20,000 pounds of salt

Joplin News First

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — About 6 p.m. Tuesday evening a tractor trailer overturned on Baseline Blvd in northern Jasper County alerting JASCO 911. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol Cpl. B.L. Crockett tells us the eastbound tractor’s tow unit dropped a wheel off the road and then overturned into the south ditch.

The driver was not injured. 

Limited traffic continued until the road was closed from 7:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

  • CLOSED Baseline Blvd / State Route M
  • MO-43 (west side) 
  • State Route O (east side) 

The tractor trailer was hauling about 22,000 pounds of salt. The trailer box is broken however S&S Towing set it upright it without unloading the contents. 

The road was fully open around 10:15 p.m. 

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