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Wreck on Loop 820 offramp in Fort Worth finally cleared

A police dispatcher said at 5:45 p.m. that the wreckage of a tractor-trailer that jackknifed late Monday morning in north Fort Worth had finally been cleared.

The wreck was reported at 10:23 a.m. on a ramp leading from eastbound North Loop 820 to northbound Interstate 35W, according to reports.

The only vehicle involved was the tractor-trailer, which reportedly hit a guardrail, according to a police dispatcher.

Traffic.com reported that the rig was carrying a trailer house.

Michael Peters, spokesman for Texas Department of Transportation in Fort Worth, said the truck was "wedged between the guardrail and a retaining wall.""

No one had to go to the hospital, said a dispatcher for MedStar Ambulance Service.

There was no structural damage to the ramp, Peters said, but broken concrete from the guardrail had to be cleared from the area.

Southbound lanes of I-35W were briefly closed during cleanup, but police just before 3 p.m. were ordering them to be reopened, according to police radio broadcasts.

Two other wrecks on NE Loop 820 were reported after the rig jackknifed, including one involving an overturned Ford Ranger pickup, but no one had to go to the hospital from either wreck, a MedStar dispatcher said.

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