ALLEN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A road sign and the pole it connects to fell on US Highway 75 near Stacy Road on Friday afternoon, February 18.
It happened shortly after 3:00 p.m.
CBS 11’s Taryn Jones tweeted a video from the ground:
—Taryn Jones (@TarynJonesCBS) February 18, 2022
All but one lane on the north side was blocked until shortly before 4:30 p.m.
A TxDOT maintenance crew removed the sign from the roadway.
Traffic was slowed down accordingly.
There were no accidents or injuries, according to the Allen Police Department.
Allen Police and TxDOT said it was not yet clear how this happened.
Shortly before 6:00 p.m., a TxDOT spokesperson told CBS 11, “We removed the panel and our experts will thoroughly check all components of the structure to determine the exact cause, which may take some time. Safety is our number one priority and as a precaution we will also be checking other similar structures in the area for any potential issues.