After a second tractor-trailer was flipped on its side in one month at the intersection of Highway BB and Audrain County Road 649, MoDOT responded to concerns by dropping the culverts.
On February 16, Russ Automotive, of Kingdom City, Mo. was dispatched to the intersection to tow the tractor-trailer full of hog feed that was completely blocking the county road.
Utilizing their heavy wreckers, including one with a rotating boom, and their specialized air cushion recovery system, Russ Jones and his crew were able to upright the unit fully loaded, without additional damage to the trailer and without spilling grain from the overturned trailer.
On January 20, Russ Automotive was dispatched to the same corner after an identical incident and successfully lifted upright a loaded unit full of hog feed without damage or grain spillage.
MoDOT did replace the culvert after the second accident but there are no plans to widen the road in the near future.
Story supplied by The Vandalia Leader