No Injuries in Rollover Accident that Closed Jefferson County Highway

A rollover accident north of Oskaloosa  Monday morning shut down a major highway for around an hour and a half.

Just before 9 a.m., a semi-tractor trailer hauling a drainage pipe rolled over on US-59 highway, two to three miles north of Oskaloosa in Jefferson County.

Traffic was re-routed on local country roads while crews removed the vehicle.

The Kansas Department of Transportation reported the highway reopened shortly before 10:30 a.m.

According to Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig, it was a county vehicle that was driven by a county roads department employee.

The driver was not injured in the accident.

He said the truck was totaled and the trailer that caused the backup was undamaged.

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