Cops say motorists forced an oversized load driver off route, leaving him stuck

A truck driver hauling a windmill part found himself stuck in an intersection in Iowa on Thursday — and police say that motorists are to blame.

The incident occurred shortly before noon on Thursday, August 13, in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

According to the Council Bluffs Police Department, the truck driver was hauling a load that was approximately 16 feet tall and 187 feet long when he was forced into the wrong lane due to crowding by motorists.

Once off route, the truck was too large for the intersection at South Expressway and 30th Avenue.

The intersection was closed for about half an hour as Council Bluffs Police and the Iowa Department of Transportation responded to the scene to help get the truck turned around and back on route.

After the incident, Council Bluffs Police urged motorists to give oversized loads and pilot vehicles more room to maneuver. “When around them, be conscious of their lane positioning and give them a wide berth, as they have limited mobility and can only be on designated routes,” they said.