One lane of Hill City Highway blocked after huge metal structure falls from truck

The southbound lane of Hill City Highway in Tolar, just off Highway 377 near Meyer’s Kwik Stop, has been blocked since just before noon today after a large metal structure, reportedly weighing approximately 80,000 pounds, fell off a tandem flatbed truck that was transporting it to a bridge project in Fort Worth, according to reports. A crane large enough to lift the metal piece is on its way, according to emergency scanner traffic, but isn’t expected to arrive until about 3 p.m. Apparently no one was injured.