A wreck involving two semi-trailers led to backups on U.S. Highway 75 for nearly nine hours Sunday. The wreck occurred shortly after 6:45 a.m. near the intersection of U.S. Highway 75 and West Park Avenue, officials with the Sherman Police Department said Sunday.
Police Cpl. Chris Parson said northbound traffic was delayed early Sunday morning due to stalled and flooded vehicles near Bearcat Stadium, leading to traffic backups to Park Avenue. A semi-trailer truck appeared to be approaching the traffic back-up too quickly and tried to swerve to miss another semi-trailer that had stopped. Despite the attempt, Parson said the semi-trailer struck and grazed the second vehicle.
In the process, both vehicles were disabled, Parson said. No one was injured in the collision, however.
It was determined that one of the trucks, which was transporting vegetables, was unable to be moved in its current condition and needed to be unloaded prior to being moved off of the roadway. Parson said the scene was finally cleared at about 3:30 p.m.
Sherman Police Sgt. D.M. Hampton said this was one of seven wrecks Sunday that are believed to be related to the severe weather.