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It's Happened Again!

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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: On Monday afternoon an All States Transport tractor trailer was northbound on Helena attempting to travel underneath the 11'8" railroad tressle. The trailer's height is 11'8" and when the driver attempted to drive underneath the tressle, the truck became lodged.

Railroad traffic was suspended for over an hour while Burlington Northern responded to inspect the tressle for structural damage.  Trains have resumed their regular travel.

The truck driver will be cited for "Fail to Obey Traffic Control Device"; a $124.00 infraction.  Estimated costs for impound, debris removal and loss to trailer is estimated at least $40,000.00.

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