Update: Overturned semitruck on Transmountain Road cleared

A semitruck landed on its side Friday in the westbound lanes of Transmountain Road, a mile off U.S. 54.

The wreck was reported just before 7 a.m.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office was on the scene while tow truck crews worked to remove the truck from the road.

The wreckage blocked the left lane and shoulder, causing major backups in the area.

The driver of the truck said he was on his way to pick up a load when a wind gust caused him to lose control of the truck and led to the rollover.

He was not injured and no other vehicles were involved.

All lanes reopened to traffic at 11 a.m.

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