Log spill closes Highway 133
February 15, 2007
REDSTONE ” A truck driver received two citations after losing control of his vehicle on Highway 133 late Wednesday and dumping a load of logs that blocked the highway.
John H. Briggs, 53, of Del Norte, Colo., was cited for careless driving and failing to comply with reglations for commercial vehicles, according to the Colorado State Patrol. He suffered minor injuries in the accident and was taken to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, where he was treated and released.
Briggs was headed south on the highway, just south of Redstone, when he lost control on a curve and rolled his semitractor-trailer onto its side at 9:30 p.m., spilling the load of logs that he was transporting to Delta. The logs blocked both lanes of the highway for about 20 minutes, before the Colorado Department of Transportation plowed them off to one side to open up the southbound lane, according to the state patrol.
The patrol kept the road partially closed for four-and-a-half hours while the truck was cleared from the northbound lane. The Carbondale Fire Department and Blaine Ward Towing assisted at the scene.