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THERE will be major traffic delays this morning after a hay truck hit the Swan St rail bridge and flipped over.
It is believed the truck driver was transporting bales of hay from Murray Bridge in South Australia to Gippsland, when he became lost and accidentally turned under the 4.1 metre bridge.
During the fateful wrong turn about 1.30am, his truck clipped the bridge and then rolled, leaving dozens of bales of hay littered across the urban street.
A truck has tipped over after becoming stuck under the Swan Street rail bridge. Picture: Channel 9.
A truck has lost its load of hay and become stuck under the Swan St rail bridge. Picture: Hamish BlairSwan St has just reopened after being closed for several hours while the scene was cleared.
Police spokesman Thomas O’Byrne said the truck was laden with 42 tonnes of hay.
“The semi-trailer and hay continued slowly under the bridge, tipping as it came to rest on the driver’s side of the truck,” he said.
“The driver was not injured.”
Swan St is expected to remain closed until 8am as the clean-up continues. Picture: Hamish BlairIt is understood the hay will have to be removed from the truck, diesel drained and then the truck will need to be dragged out from under the bridge.
It is believed the crashed truck has just been righted.
The bridge has been cleared of any damage.
This article first appeared on www.heraldsun.com.au
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