Truck Driver Tries To Squeeze Trailer Through Railroad Tunnel In Kentucky

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On Tuesday, January 24, a truck driver in Butler, Kentucky had a difficult time trying to navigate through a low-clearance tunnel.

The Pendleton County Emergency Management shared the news of the stuck truck on their social media accounts around noon which has since been deleted.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported in the incident. However, the highway, Highway 177, was completely blocked at this location until the truck can be removed, according to officials.

The incident was captured in a photograph shared by Twitter user @Taylor_Mason15, showing the semi-truck stuck in the tunnel, unable to move forward or backward.

Low-clearance tunnels, bridges, and overpasses are often common problems for truck drivers, as these structures often have strict height limits that must be adhered to. Obviously, these limits are in place to prevent accidents and damage to vehicles or infrastructure.

In this case, it appears that the truck driver may have underestimated the height of the tunnel and attempted to pass through, despite knowing that his vehicle exceeded the maximum height limit.

This mistake can result in serious consequences, not only for the driver and the trucking company but also for other drivers on the road who are affected by the blockage.

The incident serves as a reminder for all truck drivers to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings, especially when it comes to low-clearance structures.

It’s essential to check the height of the vehicle and the clearance of the structure before attempting to pass through. This can help prevent accidents and save time and resources that would otherwise be wasted on removing a stuck truck.

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