Traffic halts on Veterans Drive after semitrailer nearly tips over

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A semitrailer carrying scrap steel almost tipped over about noon Friday on Veterans Drive on St. Thomas.

Traffic in both directions was interrupted for more than two hours, though pedestrian traffic still was allowed along the waterfront.

The springs that supported the trailer snapped, causing the trailer to tip to one side and spill scrap steel on the roadway, according to St. Thomas-St. John Police Chief Darren Foy.

No one was injured and no cars were damaged, police said.

The road was reopened about 3 p.m., according to V.I. Police Department spokeswoman Melody Rames.

Traffic enforcement officers escorted the trailer to a safe location, Rames said.

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