Permit mistake cause of oversized load mishap

Permit mistake cause of oversized load mishap
The industrial equipment was damaged after the vehicle became wedged under I-110 at the North Street exit. (Source: Samantha Morgan)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A data mishap caused an oversized load transport vehicle to became wedged under the I-110 exit ramp at North Street.

The incident happened on Saturday, Oct. 12 shortly after 3 p.m. It took roughly four hours for the vehicle to be removed.

An oversized load truck went down the exit ramp, but was unable to pass under the interstate and became wedged underneath.

The caravan had left its on its journey first thing Saturday morning.
The caravan had left its on its journey first thing Saturday morning. (Source: Samantha Morgan)

The driver said he followed the permit, which was issued by DOTD. A representative with DOTD says the system that routes the trucks had an incorrect clearance for the bridge. It’s now being remeasured and corrected in the system.

“If we don’t follow the permit, we get in trouble,” said a member of the transport team.

The vehicle was hauling an industrial screener, which is used to sift gravel. The equipment was headed from DeQuincy to a job site in Zachary.

Damage to the vehicle and bridge was minimal.

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