Falling trees and trucks make travel tough
A semi truck accident tied I-10 into knots. Monsoon made city streets treacherousPhoto: Video by kgun9.com
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Weather's just part of why it was a tough day getting around Friday.
Truckers say keep the shiny side up and the greasy side down. A husband and wife team of truckers was not able to do that on I-10 near Marsh Station Road.
The woman was driving when they lost control of their semi about 7:30 in the morning.
It ended up on its side, with its cargo of auto parts strewn around the area.
DPS Officer Dave Hopkins says, "It looks like there was an issue with the steering linkage that broke so the driver lost all steering ability and went off the road and rolled over."
The mess left drivers on eastbound I-10 in a monumental traffic jam. It stretched about eight miles west from Marsh Station Road.
The female driver was not hurt in the accident. Her husband, who was in the truck's sleeper section was hospitalized with minor injuries.
Later in the day, nature was throwing down obstacles near Speedway and Stone. KGUN9 photographer Craig Mills was on his way to shoot weather, when weather dropped a large tree right in front of him.
Rain made that part of Tucson a sopping, splashy mess that probably made drivers hope it would all clear out before the Friday night rush.