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Stuck truck in underpass blocks Greengate Road in Hempfield

| Monday, April 9, 2018, 10:12 a.m.
A box truck shut down Greengate Road near Radebaugh Rd. for more than an hour, when it became stuck under the underpass along  N. Greengate Road, in Hempfield Twp., on Monday, April 9, 2018.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
A box truck shut down Greengate Road near Radebaugh Rd. for more than an hour, when it became stuck under the underpass along N. Greengate Road, in Hempfield Twp., on Monday, April 9, 2018.

A box truck blocked part of North Greengate Road in Hempfield Monday morning after it got wedged under a low railroad bridge.

Westmoreland County 911 supervisors said no one was hurt when the Ryder rental truck got trapped in the narrow underpass along Greengate between Radebaugh Road and Hempfield Boulevard at about 9:30 a.m. The roadway was blocked in both directions while a tow truck hauled the box truck out.

The underpass where the truck got stuck has warning signs that it has a clearance of only 10 feet 1 inch.

Matthew Santoni is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724 836 6660, msantoni@tribweb.com or on Twitter @msantoni.

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