(DHI Media/Jim Langham)
(DHI Media/Jim Langham)

WILLSHIRE – At times on Thursday, Willshire residences and businesses were literally locked in by attempted management of heavy semi traffic backed up by heavy construction work on U.S. 33 through the village.

At times, lines of semis were backed up through downtown,  past T.J.'s, extending over a mile south east of town on U.S. 33 into the country.

Parkway Local Schools sent out an alert warning parents that buses may be running late for several days due to the construction.

Travelers are encouraged to take other routes while the work continues in the western Van Wert County community.