Update @ 11:40 a.m.: All affected roadways have been reopened. DPS Sergeant Alease Wilson said landline and internet services are down from the Oak Hill Acres neighborhood northbound towards Somerville. It is unknown how many citizens are affected at this time or how long services will be down. Sgt. Wilson said she is still waiting on a timeline for repairs, but she expects they will take a while.
According to Sgt. Wilson, the driver of the 18-wheeler was not transported for minor injuries received. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
Original Story @ 8:35 a.m.: An oil field tanker truck ran off the highway this morning on Highway 36 North near the entrance to the Oak Hill Acres neighborhood. The truck completely demolished the small telephone company building that was next to the entrance to the neighborhood. It is reported that land line and internet service to the Oak Hill neighborhood area is down as a result of the accident. The estimated length of the outage is unknown at this time. At 8:00 this morning, crews were transferring the contents of the tanker to another tanker truck. Officers from DPS and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are on the scene and Highway 36 southbound traffic is reduced to one lane. Authorities ask that you avoid the area if possible. We will have more information about the accident when they are available.