Another truck got stuck at Chicopee railroad underpass

Prospect Street underpass has been site of similar accidents involving tractor trailers

Photo courtesy Chicopee Police Department

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A railroad underpass that has been the site of several incidents involving tractor trailers was again struck by a truck Wednesday morning.

Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News that the truck became wedged underneath the bridge on Prospect Street, near the intersection of Chicopee Street in Willimansett. Wilk says police helped direct traffic until the truck could be removed.

With the tractor trailer now gone, traffic is flowing freely through the area.

The clearance for the underpass is 12’6”, while the typical height of a tractor trailer is 13’6”.

22News noticed that the height restriction sign on the train bridge was covered.  An Amtrak spokesperson told 22News the line is owned by MassDOT and operated by Pan Am.

MassDOT Spokesman Patrick Marvin told 22News they are looking into the issue but also noted that the city of Chicopee owns the roadway and is also responsible for posting advance warning messages for drivers.  We contacted Chicopee DPW and are waiting to hear back.

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