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Mass. Pike lanes closed after truck hits overpass



Police said the truck hit the Auburn Street Bridge in Newton, which is closed until further notice.

Eastbound traffic on the Massachusetts Turnpike was reduced to one lane Thursday morning after a truck hit an overpass in Newton, police said.

In one Tweeter Just before 10 a.m., Massachusetts State Police said the truck hit the Auburn Street Bridge, located in the Auburndale neighborhood. A pneumatic lift for a dumpster was in a raised position on the truck, hit the deck and sheared off, state police said in a later statement. Tweeter.

WHDH reported that a damaged heavy truck was stopped on one side of the road.

State police said minor injuries were reported as a result of the crash. The right lane and the emergency lane under the bridge remain closed for inspection and repair, the department wrote on Twitter around noon.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said a bridge inspection team was there.

Newton’s Font tweeted that the bridge is closed until further notice, advising drivers to expect delays. The WCVB traffic map showed slowdowns extending to Framingham.

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