18-wheeler overturns on the Courthouse Square
by Chris Norwood
TALLADEGA — An 18-wheeler carrying a 45,000 pound steel coil overturned on Battle Street Monday afternoon, doing serious damage to the curb and pavement but not injuring anyone, according to Police Capt. Leon Thomas.

Thomas said the driver of the truck, who was not injured, was seen driving the wrong way around Courthouse Square before attempting to make a hard left and turning over. No other vehicles or pedestrians were involved.

The accident did cause traffic to back up for some time Monday afternoon, however. The city’s Twitter feed indicated that the coil had been removed and the street was open again by late afternoon. The hole in the pavement will remain for a while, however.

There was no estimated on the cost of damage to the street from the coil.

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