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Truck driver cited for overpass strike in Ann Arbor

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A truck driver involved in an overpass strike that will close I-94 east in Michigan for several days has been cited and could be financially responsible for repairs.

The bridge strike occurred shortly before 9 a.m. on March 13 in Ann Arbor when “a truck with its boom up struck the E/B I-94 overpass at Liberty Rd,” according to Ann Arbor Police.

No injuries were reported.

Local news outlet MLive reports that the truck driver, a 54 year old Wyandotte resident, was cited for the civil infraction of “allowing a vehicle to be over height.”

The outlet further reports that the truck driver may be financially liable for repairs to the overpass.

The The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has closed eastbound I-94 between M-14 and Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Liberty Road over I-94 due to “extensive damage to the Liberty Road bridge.”

Traffic is being diverted to M-14, according to police.

Emergency repairs were set to begin on March 14 and are expected to take about a week.

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