Truck clips overpass, slowing traffic on the northeast side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A truck scraped the bottom of an overpass on the northeast side Thursday morning, slowing traffic in the area.

This happened on I-69 northbound at an overpass for I-465. State police said I-69 northbound/I-465 southbound traffic was affected.

According to Indiana State Police and INDOT, a flatbed truck carrying an excavator hit the bridge overpass. Inspectors saw damage to the bridge beam but said it was not a safety concern. Repairs will be made in the near future, INDOT said.

State police said the excavator was damaged so badly that it needed to be cut into pieces so it could be moved. The scene was cleared by around 11:20 a.m., but drivers should still expect slow traffic nearby.

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