Traffic temporarily blocked on Highway 70

Staff Writer

On Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, Nolan County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the intersection of county road 108 and State Highway 70, to investigate a report of a large vehicle blocking the roadway. Upon arriving, deputies found an oil service rig that had been traveling east on county road 108 with its rear drive tires in a culvert, and front end blocking both lanes of travel on Highway 70. After deputies commenced traffic control, the oil rig company was contacted and advised an approximate 1-1/2 to 2 hour arrival time for a crane to remove the vehicle. Texas Department of Transportation was contacted, later arrived and erected temporary traffic control devices to assist motorist traveling on the highway; also on scene was DPS who conducted an investigation into the incident and Oncor.