Arlington

June 7, 2014

Northbound Texas 360 reopens after morning truck crash damages sign, injures driver

Several large pieces of concrete pipe spilled onto Texas 360, the median and down the embankment into the lanes of Mayfield Road below the overpass.

State highway crews reopened the northbound lanes of Texas 360 at Mayfield Road in south Arlington at about 6 p.m. Saturday after a commercial truck crash Saturday morning left a highway sign damaged and the driver injured.

The crash, which happened at about 10:30 a.m., involved a truck-tractor hauling concrete piping on a flatbed, police said. Several large pieces of pipe spilled onto the northbound lanes of Texas 360, the median and down the embankment into the lanes of Mayfield Road below the overpass.

The driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital. The crash remained under investigation, Lt. Christopher Cook, a police spokesman, said Saturday afternoon.

Efforts to remove the damaged sign were expected to take until 6 or 7 p.m., police tweeted, and fans attending the George Strait concert, which starts at 8 p.m., were advised to allow for extra travel time and to avoid Texas 360 until it reopens. The George Bush Turnpike to the east is one option, as is Loop 820 to the west.

“We just want to remind people to consider these alternate routes if coming from the south,” Cook said.

Fans were also advised to monitor the Police Department’s Twitter account (@ArlingtonPD) for updates.

— Patrick M. Walker

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