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Moving Truck Gets Stuck Under Westport Railroad Bridge

A Penske moving truck became stuck underneath the Saugatuck Avenue railroad bridge in Westport on Wednesday morning. Photo Credit: Contributed
A moving truck that was lodged under Westport's Saugatuck Avenue railroad bridge, not far from the Westport Metro-North station, was freed by firefighters. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. — A Penske moving truck that became stuck underneath the railroad bridge on Westport’s Saugatuck Avenue on Wednesday morning was freed by firefighters, fire officials announced.

The fire department was called to the scene at about 8:20 a.m., Assistant Fire Chief Larry Conklin said in a statement. To free the truck, firefighters had to cut a portion of the truck’s top off. From there, a tow truck helped to remove the truck from under the bridge, Conklin said.

The roadway was completely closed until about 9:10 a.m., and trains traveling on Track 3 were slowed to 15 mph to allow firefighters to work from the bridge, above the truck, Conklin said.

In addition to Westport firefighters, Westport police and representatives from Metro-North were on the scene, Conklin said.

“As a reminder to all truck operators, know the height of your vehicle and take note of the bridge height restrictions prior to passing under them,” he said in a the statement.

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