Semi accident blocks traffic at SE 15th Ave. and I-27

A semi sits under the overpass at I-27 and SE 15th Avenue in Amarillo Thursday afternoon, December 7, 2017 after hitting the bridge support there. Police say it forced them to close traffic lanes in both directions. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

Around 2 p.m. Thursday, an 18-wheeler hit the bridge support at SE 15th Avenue and I-27 and forced Amarillo Police to close lanes on SE 15th to traffic in both directions for a time.

Unconfirmed reports indicate the driver could not negotiate the corner, then backed up and hit a support beam and ripped a hole in his rig.

It appears no one was hurt in the mishap.