Semi Hits I-20 Overpass in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An overpass in Odessa is going to need a patch job after getting hit by a semi with an over-sized load.

The big rig headed west on Interstate 20, slammed into the Crane overpass, around lunch-time.

Police and work crews diverted traffic for a while until all the debris could be cleared from the highway.

After that, only the passing lane was open so crews could chip out all the loose concrete to keep it from falling on cars.

TXDOT says the overpass is still safe and they're working on fixing it.

The driver of the semi got a ticket for the over-sized load.

No one was hurt.