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BY DANNY GALLAGHER, McKinney Courier-Gazette
(Created: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 6:43 PM CST)

An overturned tractor-trailer spread a shipment of nails all over the northbound side of U.S. 75 in Anna on Tuesday.

Anna Police Lt. Howard Day said officers shut down the northbound side of U.S. 75 at the Farm to Market Road 455 intersection and diverted traffic to the east service road and back on the highway at the Mantua Road intersection to clean up the accident.

Day said as of 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, officers and road crews are still cleaning up the aftermath of the accident. He estimated the accident spread the nails over 150 yards of the roadway and could have caused some problems for motorists who drove through the intersection before police officers arrived and blocked off the roadway.

Details of the accident are still being gathered as crews work to clean up the roadway.

Nails Halts U.S. 75 Traffic, Backs Up Traffic for Miles
POSTED: 6:54 pm CST November 20, 2007

ANNA, Texas -- Traffic was diverted Tuesday night after a truck's load of nails spilled across Central Expressway near the FM 455 intersection in Anna, NBC 5 reported.

The spill stretched north to Van Alstyne on U.S. 75 and northbound 75 was closed between Anna and Van Alstyne.

Chopper 5 video showed traffic backed up for miles as police and fire crews worked to clear the scene.