A semi driver blamed his GPS device after getting his truck stuck under a railroad trestle near Salem, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
The truck became wedged under the crossing on Riverside Drive South near Skyline Road South at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday.
The road was blocked in the area as crews attempted to remove the truck. The road remained blocked all day.
The truck had to be unloaded before it could be removed. At 7 p.m., deputies said regular traffic was once again moving through the area.
Investigators said the driver, James Hall, 38, of Olivehurst, CA, was driving from California to Independence. He told deputies his non-commercial GPS system directed him to use Riverside Drive South.
Hall told deputies he did not see the signs warning about the low bridge. The problem was compounded, deputies said, when he attempted to keep driving after becoming wedged under the trestle, causing more damage to his trailer and potentially the bridge.
The sheriff's office said Marion County Public Works has taken "significant steps" to post signs in the area and work with commercial GPS companies to warn truck drivers of the low bridges.
Hall was cited for violating the posted truck route.
Thursday, July 31 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:57:19 GMT
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