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

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 11:32 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.