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A trucker picked a really bad place to try to turn around an 18-wheeler very early Friday morning.

Burkeville Fire Chief Charles Duckworth says the driver tried to make an illegal U-turn on Highway 63, just east of Burkeville at about 4:00 a.m.

The rig became stuck and a heavy-duty wrecker had to be called out to pull the truck and trailer back onto the pavement.

Duckworth said both lanes of the highway had to be shut down while they worked to recover the big-rig.

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