Overturned semi blocks US 33 outside Churubusco


CHURUBUSCO, Ind. (WANE) — A semi has overturned along U.S. 33 northwest of Churubusco, blocking the highway.

INDOT said Thursday that an overturned semi was reported at U.S. 33 and S.R. 205. The crash actually happened at U.S. 33 and Blue Lake Road.

According to Garry Jones with the Churubusco Police Department, the semi was headed north on U.S. 33 just north of Churubusco. The driver slowed down for traffic at Blue Lake Road. The semi drifted off the road and onto the shoulder, but the shoulder was soft and the semi sunk in the soft ground and rolled over onto a utility pole.

Power lines are down in the area.

The driver was not hurt.

All lanes are blocked, INDOT said, and the intersection could be closed for “several hours.” The Whitley County Sheriff’s Office said 3-5 hours.

U.S. 33 is closed from S.R. 9 to S.R. 205.

A previous version of this story indicated the crash was at U.S. 33 and S.R. 205. That information came from INDOT. The crash is actually at U.S. 33 and Blue Lake Road. The story has been corrected.

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