- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A ramp leading to a busy Albany-area highway has reopened after being closed for more than three hours when a tractor-trailer’s raised dump-truck-style bed hit an overhead sign.

State police say the truck was traveling west on the Dunn Memorial Bridge over the Hudson River between Albany and Rensselaer around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday when the vehicle’s tilt-bed began rising for an unknown reason and hit an 18-foot-sign over the roadway.

The truck, which was empty, came to a stop under the damaged sign, blocking access to Interstate 787 during the rush hour.

The ramp remained closed until around noon as state transportation department crews inspected and repaired the metal sign.

The truck is owned by an Albany-area gravel and stone hauler. The driver was ticketed for an over-height vehicle and no tilt-bed warning device.


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