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Stuck tanker causes morning scramble


Stuck tanker causes morning scramble
A PINNergy Ltd. tanker stuck in the mud after attempting a U-turn blocks traffic May 11 on U.S. 87 south of Sutherland Springs.


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May 16, 2012
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SUTHERLAND SPRINGS -- Drivers on U.S. 87 south of here during morning drive time May 11 hit the brakes, as they found traffic blocked both directions by a PINNergy Ltd. tanker blocking the highway.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Baumann, the driver of the tractor-trailer missed a turn at the intersection of U.S. 87 and S.H. 97, and “thought he’d turn around” just beyond the intersection.

Michael McBurnett of Pleasanton made a U-turn, but the tractor’s tires became mired in deep mud caused by the torrential rains May 10, and the rig became stuck. A commercial wrecker service from San Antonio was called to extract the rig, Baumann said.

Traffic began flowing shortly after 8 a.m. DPS Trooper E.T. Hughey assisted Baumann at the scene.
 

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same ole sh*t  
floresville  
May 18, 2012 8:32am
 
WHY DIDNT THEY USE A LOCAL TOW COMPANY TO PULL THE TRUCK OUT? LOOKS LIKE THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS THAT EARLY MORNING. MAYBE THERE IS NO TOW COMPANIES LEFT IN WILSON COUNTY.....,

 
frustrated citizen  
wilson county  
May 17, 2012 10:10am
 
These are the trucks that fly down FM 539 and Kothmann Rd. And nothing is done about them.

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