BIG UGLY CREEK — A commercial truck hauling a load of cinder block lost part of its cargo on U.S. 119 near the Boone County/Logan County line on the morning of Jan. 20.

Occurring near the entrance to Big Ugly Creek Road, US 119 was completely shut down at approximately 8:30 a.m. but one southbound lane was quick to open and first responders had the scene controlled within an hour, when all four lanes were restored.

Boone County 911 reported that over 100 blocks were dumped primarily into the median. There were no injuries reported in the incident, which caused some damage to cars traveling nearby when the accident occurred.

Reporter Phil Perry can be reached at or at 304-307-2401.