Officials remove helicopter stuck underneath overpass; all lanes back open
DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (WAFB) - Sgt. Scott Sterling with the Denham Springs Police Department confirmed a helicopter has been removed from the truck that was hauling it after getting stuck underneath an overpass on S. Range Avenue in Denham Springs Friday morning.
It happened on S. Range Avenue in Denham Springs before 8:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22.
The road was originally shut down after the incident, but all lanes have since re-opened, according to officials.
Correction: LA 3002 East (S. Range Avenue) is closed at I-12 due to an incident in the area. Congestion is past Rushing Road. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.— Baton Rouge Traffic (@BR_Traffic) September 22, 2023
Police confirmed the load was too tall and the helicopter engine hit the overpass.
The Denham Springs Police Department, Louisiana State Police, and the La. Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) responded to the scene.
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