RR 2147 rollover stalls traffic; two suffer minor injuries

Traffic was backed up for almost two hours on RR 2147 West just outside of Cottonwood Shores after a one-vehicle rollover Feb. 27. At least two people walked away with minor injuries. Staff photo by Cade Rice

Traffic was backed up for almost two hours on RR 2147 West just outside of Cottonwood Shores after a one-vehicle rollover Feb. 27. At least two people walked away with minor injuries. Staff photo by Cade Rice

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY

COTTONWOOD SHORES — A man and a woman walked away from a one-vehicle rollover on RR 2147 West on Feb. 27 that snarled traffic for nearly two hours as crews rerouted cars and cleared the scene.

The accident happened just before 5 p.m. in the 3100 block of the roadway, just outside Cottonwood Shores.

A silver Chevrolet passenger car was traveling west on RR 2147 when the vehicle left the roadway, rolled, and eventually came to rest in a drainage area several feet below street level.

First responders described the occupants of the vehicle as a man and a woman, both in their 30s.

“By the time (the EMS crew) got there, (the occupants) were out of the vehicle,” said Kevin Naumann, operations director for Marble Falls Area EMS. “They had some minor injuries. We treated and released them at the scene.”

First responders made several adjustments in traffic flow as crews cleared the scene.

“It caused some traffic backup at rush hour,” said Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department spokeswoman Janet Taylor Carussi. “We had to start and stop traffic about half an hour, and then we could free-flow both lanes.

“We were (down to) one lane for an hour, maybe an hour and a half,” she added.

Two wreckers were called to the scene to remove the vehicle from a steep slope adjacent to a guardrail.

Agencies on scene included Cottonwood Shores VFD, the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Crews cleared the scene at about 8 p.m.

connie@thepicayune.com 

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