Truck stuck under downtown Durham bridge blocks roadway

DURHAM (WTVD) -- The low clearance bridge on Roxboro at Pettigrew streets in downtown Durham claimed another victim Tuesday morning.

A truck got stuck in the left lane under the train bridge just before 5:30 a.m. The right lane was also blocked due to construction.

All traffic coming north on South Roxboro Street was forced to take a detour by turning on to Pettigrew Street. The incident impacted traffic in the area for several hours as crews worked to remove the wedged truck.

The Roxboro Street Bridge, built by Southern Railways back when trucks were smaller, is no stranger to incidents like this despite the low 11-feet-4-inch clearance being clearly marked with plenty of signs warning drivers.

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