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Refrigerated truck stuck under Campustown bridge

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Matt Stepp
A refrigerated truck was wedged under the Campustown bridge between Neil and First streets on Tuesday night.

At approximately 5:57 p.m. on Tuesday, a refrigerated truck heading westbound on Green Street became stuck underneath the Campustown bridge between Neil and First streets.

Police officers arrived on the scene, where westbound traffic on Green Street is currently being redirected.

To remove the truck, the truck driver will let air out of the tires to lower the truck to below the clearance of the bridge, which stands at 11 feet and 11 inches, said a source on the scene.

 

UPDATE: Jan. 30 at 8:53 p.m.

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At approximately 8:01 p.m., the truck was removed with help from a towing company. Police left the scene and traffic resumed as normal.

 

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