Selwyn Harris / Pahrump Valley Times
Nye County Sheriff’s Office agents shut down traffic in both directions along Bell Vista Avenue, just east of Barney Street, after a large truck nearly overturned after being trapped in the mud just below. before 11 am on Monday, March 16. A Star Nursery truck nearly overturned the soft ground off the pavement along Bell Vista Road westbound, just east of Barney Street, just before 11 am on Monday, March 16.
Bell Vista in both directions was blocked for several hours as crews worked to straighten the truck and tow it.
The truck was said to be leaking large amounts of diesel fuel due to its position on the shoulder of the road.
Thick wooden beams were placed under the rail of the truck to prevent the semi from falling completely to starboard.
The Nye County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the exact cause of the incident.
No injuries were reported.
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