Another truck became wedged in Chicopee underpass

Bridge clearance is shorter than most trucks

Photo sent to 22News by Laura Harper via Report It.

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – It has happened yet again- another tractor trailer became wedged under the Prospect Street railroad underpass in Chicopee’s Willimansett neighborhood. This time, the incident took place right during the middle of the morning commute.

Photos sent to 22News through our Report It feature show the trailer basically bent in half, with the rear end sticking up at a high angle.

The truck became stuck sometime before 8:00 A.M., but it took several hours before the truck could be cleared away from under the bridge. Traffic was flowing freely through the area by 12:40 P.M.

The underpass is a fairly frequent trouble spot. The clearance is only 11’9”, while the typical height of a tractor trailer is 13’6”.

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