A crane lies on its side in a ditch on Highway 181 following an accident Monday afternoon.

Missouri Department of Transportation crews were expected Tuesday to assess Highway 181 on Tuesday after a crane was toppled in an accident Monday afternoon south of Cabool.

That stretch of the highway — near Highway EE — was closed after a crane fell off a trailer and in a ditch, the Cabool Fire Department said.

Traffic was diverted until Highway 181 reopened. The Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted.

Authorities said the crane was expected to be roadside for one or two days. It must be upright before it can be started.


 EARLIER: Highway 181 near Cabool is temporarily closed Monday afternoon after an accident involving a Crane, according to the Cabool Fire Department.

Via its Facebook page, the department said traffic is being routed to Cessna Road and Bluebird Road. The 120,000 pound crane is off the trailer and in the ditch, the department said.

There are no injuries, authorities said. 

Authorities said the crane is expected to be roadside for one or two days. It must be upright before it can be started. 

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