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UPDATE: Truck Cleared from Roadway

Fairmount Avenue is open again after being blocked for over 9 hours by a truck wedged beneath the railroad overpass.

Chatham Borough Police confirmed a large truck has been cleared from Fairmount Avenue after being stuck under the railroad overpass for over 9 hours.

The truck collided with the overpass bridge at the intersection of Fairmount Avenue and Railroad Plaza at approximately noon Monday. The driver tried to maneuver the truck beneath the bridge, which has a posted height of 11 ft. 10 in.

Both the cab and trailer sustained significant damage in the collision. Bridge removal services were on the scene by 12:40.

Chatham Patch will update this story as further information becomes available.

carol October 31, 2011 at 05:52 PM
My real worry is - Is there significant damage to the bridge?
A_Chatham_Citizen October 31, 2011 at 06:18 PM
My real worry is - does this truck driver know how to read? The height sign was clearly posted - does he not understand that he needs to be aware of how high his truck is?????
Laura Ali October 31, 2011 at 06:30 PM
Like we don't have enough freakin problems right now. What the hell is wrong with this guy??


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