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Semi leaves road, results in lane closure on interstate

Thursday, October 28, 2004

If you got stuck on the East side of Brazil on U.S. 40 last night, you weren't alone. At 5p.m. the line was a frustrating 3 miles long. And by 6:30 p.m., with running lights on all the trucks (quite a sight to see), people were getting restless inside their cars, waiting to get home.

All the mess was due to an incident earlier Wednesday when a semi tractor trailer drove off into the woods on I-70.

To remove the vehicle, one lane, at the 25-mile marker, 2 miles east of S.R. 59, needed to be closed for the wrecker, leaving only the other for the busy highway, said an Indiana State Police spokesperson at Indianapolis.

After traffic backed up to U.S. 231, INDOT closed I-70 completely, rerouting traffic for better efficiency, thus creating long lines of motorists trying to go west through Brazil.

By 9 p.m. traffic was back to normal for a Wednesday evening.



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