UPDATE: Traffic at Roads 240 and L to remain closed possibly through Saturday Featured

By Chuck Samples and Tagan Trahoon January 10, 2020 2499
Work continues to remove a semi that crashed and overturned while carrying an oversized load on Kansas Highway 99 at the junction of Roads 240 and L on Thursday. Work continues to remove a semi that crashed and overturned while carrying an oversized load on Kansas Highway 99 at the junction of Roads 240 and L on Thursday. Tagan Trahoon/KVOE News

 

Traffic on Roads 240 and L may remain disrupted through the early half of the weekend as crews work to clear debris from the scene of a semi crash from Thursday morning.

According to Lyon County Sheriff's Sgt. Danny Broyles the trailer of the semi which was hauling the base of a windmill turbine has been cleared from the scene. However, the base still remains at the junction as crews are awaiting the arrival of a new truck to haul the equipment away.

Broyles says it could be Saturday morning before traffic is fully restored, however, impending weather conditions could affect that time table. Thursday's accident occurred after a semi, driven by 46-year-old Jeffrey Lombardo of Palm City, Florida, was southbound on K-99 and failed to make the left-hand turn where the highway connects with the two county roads. The semi rolled over onto its top, but Lombardo climbed out after suffering a few scratches.

We'll keep you updated on KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media.

 

6 am Friday: UPDATE: K-99 reopens, but Roads 240 and L remain closed after Thursday's semi wreck

Travelers can now use Kansas Highway 99 about six miles north of Emporia after a semi crash Thursday morning.

Crews were able to clear the wreckage of an oversized semi load of wind turbine equipment at the junction of K-99, Road 240 and Road L before midnight. Roads 240 and L are still blocked at this time and could be shut down for much of Friday.

The semi driver, 46-year-old Jeffrey Lombardo of Palm City, Florida, was southbound on K-99 and failed to make the left-hand turn where the highway connects with the two county roads. The semi rolled over onto its top, but Lombardo climbed out after suffering a few scratches.

We'll keep you updated on KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media. Click here for Thursday's news story.

 

Photos by Tagan Trahoon and Chuck Samples/KVOE News

 

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