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Maine trooper saves the day by pushing disabled big rig off bridge with cruiser


When a semi truck broke down on a Maine bridge during rush hour, a state trooper pulled out a unique solution to get traffic flowing again.

The incident occurred on the Piscataqua River Bridge between Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, during the evening rush hour on November 19.

Troopers say that a semi truck lost power on the bridge due to possible fuel issues and caused a traffic backup that was three miles long.

Rather than wait for a wrecker to arrive to move the disabled truck, “Sgt. Kevin Burton assisted by pushing the empty tractor-trailer with his cruiser until they could get it safely out of the flow of traffic, which was much appreciated by the driver, and fellow motorists.”

Last year, Minnesota police used a similar solution for a semi truck stuck on an icy roadway.


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