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Tractor-Trailer Gets Stuck Under Rye Railroad Overpass

A closeup of the truck's cab, which suffered damage to its roof when it hit a Metro-North railroad overpass in Rye on Monday. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
A tow truck is hooked up to the trailer which struck a railroad overpass (to the left) in Rye on Monday. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
A yellow 10'7'' warning sign is at right, but failed to stop this tractor-trailer on Purchase Street in Rye. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
The trailer's cargo had to be removed and carted away separately so it could be towed from the accident scene on Monday. Photo Credit: Jon Craig

This story has been updated.

RYE, N.Y. -- A tractor-trailer carrying large wooden crates got stuck under the Metro-North railroad bridge that passes over Purchase Street in the City of Rye on Monday.

The accident, which occurred about 2 p.m., snarled traffic, and required two massive tow trucks to remove the truck's cab and trailer, as well as the cargo.

No one was hurt, but the rooftops of the truck and the trailer both were damaged by the railroad overpass, which is marked with a small white sign noting the height limit of 10-feet 7-inches.

A second yellow warning sign appears along Purchase Street, about 50 yards before the bridge overpass, which gets hit occasionally by large trucks.

It marked the fourth truck-bridge accident this year at Purchase Street near Station Plaza, according to Rye police.

There have been nine other truck-bridge accidents this year in other parts of Rye, according to city police: seven on Playland Parkway and two where the Metro-North railroad tracks crosses over Locust Avenue.

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