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Truck hauling roller hits Second Street railroad bridge

Second Street was closed Tuesday afternoon after a truck struck the railroad overpass, knocking the cargo onto the street. Photo by Dawn Marquart1 / 2
The asphalt roller was knocked from the bed of the southdown truck after it struck the railroad overpass. Photo by Dawn Marquart2 / 2

Traffic on Second Street was blocked Tuesday afternoon when a southbound truck hauling an asphalt roller hit the railroad overpass just north of Lake Mallalieu. The incident occurred about 12:45 p.m. The jar from hitting the bridge knocked the roller off the truck. Initially the road was reduced to one lane, however, it closed totally at about 1:10 p.m. Jerry’s Towing was called in to remove the vehicle from the street. The street remained closed between Hudson and North Hudson until about 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Officals from Union Pacific Railroad were on the scene to inspect the railraod overpass.

Doug Stohlberg

Doug Stohlberg has been part of the Hudson Star-Observer since 1973 and has been editor since 1987. He worked at the New Richmond News from 1971 to 1973. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota.

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