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Semi disrupts Route 31 traffic for several hours

Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 9:23 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2013 9:08 p.m. CDT
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A tanker truck landed in a ditch Thursday on Route 31 at Wildrose Springs Drive in St. Charles, causing Route 31 to be disrupted for several hours.

ST. CHARLES – Traffic on Route 31 in northern St. Charles was disrupted Thursday morning after a semi jackknifed.

The vehicle, a 1996 Peterbilt 379, was northbound in the 1100 block of Route 31 when it went off the road at 7:40 a.m. and hit several small trees, St. Charles Police Department spokesman Paul McCurtain said.

The driver reportedly was forced to take evasive action after several vehicles in front of him came to a sudden stop.

McCurtain said a vehicle turning left onto Wildrose Springs Drive caused the others to brake.

No injuries were reported, and no tickets were issued, McCurtain said.

Traffic on Route 31 was disrupted for several hours between Indian Mound and Crane roads while crews worked to remove the semi, which McCurtain said was towed from the scene.

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