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Big rig bends I-70 underpass beam in Ohio County

 

Intelligencer/Wheeling News Register photo by Ian Hicks Ohio County sheriff’s deputies and crews from Middle Creek Garage work to free a large load from the Interstate 70 overpass over Dallas Pike Road Tuesday afternoon after the truck carrying it became wedged beneath the bridge.
Intelligencer/Wheeling News Register photo by Ian Hicks
Ohio County sheriff’s deputies and crews from Middle Creek Garage work to free a large load from the Interstate 70 overpass over Dallas Pike Road Tuesday afternoon after the truck carrying it became wedged beneath the bridge.

TRIADELPHIA, W.Va. — The left lane of the Interstate 70 east bridge over Dallas Pike Road could be closed for weeks after a truck carrying a large load became wedged beneath the overpass Tuesday afternoon, bending one of its beams.

The accident happened at about 12:30 p.m., forcing police to shut down Dallas Pike Road between the Interstate 70 for hours as crews from Middle Creek Garage worked to free the load.

The truck belongs to Crossroads Transport of Okawville, Ill. Sheriff’s Cpl. Rod Vaught said the driver would be cited but did not provide the man’s name. No injuries were reported.

A West Virginia Division of Highways crew arrived at the scene to assess the damage to the bridge. An officer from the Public Service Commission Transportation Enforcement Division also responded.

DOH district bridge engineer David Sada said it will take time to determine whether the beam can be straightened or if it will need replaced…

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