Effingham, Ill. – Earlier today at approximately 12:15 p.m., first responders arrived on scene at the intersection of East Fayette, and Outer Belt W.
Once on scene, they saw an 18-wheeler stuck on the grass right in front of Petro Shopping Center.
Immediately after, Effingham Police assisted the driver in navigating off the grassy area, and back onto the roadway.
During this time there was a traffic jam for a short period, however police worked on the intersection to navigate vehicles through until the situation was taken care of.
Details as to how the vehicle ended up on the grass have not been released, and there were no reports of any injuries at the time of the incident.
We will continue to update this story as it develops.