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Swift truck slows abruptly, tightly wedged under Fort Wayne railroad crossing

Several blocks of southbound Fairfield Avenue were off-limits to vehicles Wednesday morning after a semi got stuck under a railroad crossing. A police officer at the scene said the truck had been 13 feet tall, but the crossing clearance was only 11 feet, 8 inches. (By Bob Caylor of The News-Sentinel)
Several blocks of southbound Fairfield Avenue were off-limits to vehicles Wednesday morning after a semi got stuck under a railroad crossing. A police officer at the scene said the truck had been 13 feet tall, but the crossing clearance was only 11 feet, 8 inches. (By Bob Caylor of The News-Sentinel)
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Wednesday, March 06, 2013 10:48 am
The snow piled on Fort Wayne on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning was slippery, but not slippery enough to let a semi driver slide under a railroad crossing too short for his truck.

Fort Wayne Police officers blocked off a stretch of southbound Fairfield Avenue before 10 a.m. to avoid a traffic jam at the truck-clogged underpass in the 1500 block of the street. An officer on the scene told a dispatcher that the 13-foot-tall truck was wedged too tightly in the underpass to get out without assistance. He said clearance under the railroad is 11 feet, 8 inches.

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