Heavy Duty Tow Team Clears Massive Accident on I-270 E
Capital Towing’s heavy duty tow team was on hand to clear a huge accident on I-270 E on July 23. A tractor trailer was hauling 34,000 lb of steel sheeting when a car came to a sudden stop in front of him. As the truck driver slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting the car, the steel sheeting came loose from the straps holding it down.
Within seconds, over 15,000 lb of the steel sheets had torn through the trailer’s tarp and were now laying on the interstate! With an accident of this size, the response needs to be proportional. We sent out a 30 ton heavy wrecker, a 50 ton rotator, a skid steer, a dump truck, a mobile service truck, and a rollback tractor trailer to the scene of the accident.
By the time the Ohio Department of Transportation contacted our heavy duty tow team, traffic had already backed up over 5 miles! If our team could not get to the accident site quickly, the rush-hour congestion would become catastrophic. The Ohio State Highway Patrol provided an escort allowing our team to get there as quickly as possible.
The heavy towing team worked diligently over the next 1.5 hours to clear the scene. They used the skid steer to pick up the steel sheeting and place it on their rollback trailer. They secured the remaining steel sheets to the original trailer. With all the sheeting secured, the heavy towing team towed the tractor trailer back to Capital Towing’s secure lot.
Fantastic work out there team! You worked together to safely clear the accident site, allowing traffic to get back to normal! Keep it up!
Details of Heavy Duty Tow Team Clears Massive Accident on I-270 E
A call for a heavy duty tow team was received by Capital Towing & Recovery’s 24 hour in-house dispatch center. A heavy duty tow team was immediately dispatched from 1306 Harmon Ave
Columbus, OH, 43223. The heavy duty tow team consisted of a 30-ton wrecker, a 50 ton rotator, a skid steer, a mobile service truck, a dump truck, and a roll-back trailer.
Once at the scene of the accident, the heavy duty tow team assessed the situation. They used their skid steer to pick up the metal sheeting and place it on the rollback. Once the heavy duty tow team had placed 15,000 lb on their rollback, they secured the sheets in place and the rollback left the scene.
The heavy duty towing team placed the remainder of the metal sheeting back on the original trailer. With the load carefully secured by the heavy duty tow team, the 30-ton wrecker was used to tow the tractor trailer off the interstate. The tractor trailer was brought back to Capital Towing’s secure lot.
With the accident site cleared, the state patrol was able to re-open any closed lanes. The 24 hour heavy duty tow team cleaned their equipment and were ready for the next customer.