Stuck Truck: Box Wedged Under Route 202 Train Tressel

Neighbors say trapped trucks 'happen all the time.'

responded to a box truck stuck under the train tressel at the intersection of Franklin Turnpike and Route 202 Tuesday afternoon.

The truck, observed to be from Northeast Janitorial Supply, Inc, was wedged between the street and the train tressel causing a traffic backup at the intersection.

Mahwah Police could not yet comment on the incident, but nearby neighbors say that oversized trucks getting trapped under the overpass is a common occurrence.

The truck was cleared from the scene by 1 p.m. Tuesday with minimal impact on traffic.

Check Patch later for additional details about this incident.


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RacerWife7 June 19, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Happens weekly, to be honest. People don't read the 9'7" signs that are posted in every direction.
dave dovermann June 19, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Must be new employees.
Ferris Wyne June 19, 2012 at 10:01 PM
You know Mahwah is doing ok at the moment when this is top news
Kevin June 20, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Drivers are dumb really dumb.
Gary Paton June 20, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Just wait until Crossroads opens. The trucks will get bigger.
Mike Kupchik June 20, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Living here since '73, this is so not news.
JoyS June 21, 2012 at 03:32 AM
How about big, red flashing lights!
JP June 21, 2012 at 11:38 PM
They should do what parking garages do and erect a very obvious collapsible pole structure across 202 on that side about 50 to 100 feet in front of it at the maximum height with flashing lights and everything. If They hit that first and stop, it'll be a heck of a lot easier, faster, and cheaper to fix the situation. It could be an pro-active warning system.
JP June 21, 2012 at 11:40 PM
So... emptied the tires?
Kevin June 22, 2012 at 04:52 PM
JP here is a better idea. How about the driver pulls his head from up his rear end and reads a sign and get a little familiar with the vehicle he is driving.
Hank June 22, 2012 at 05:37 PM
JoyS June 23, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Good one.
JP June 23, 2012 at 05:55 PM
I wonder if anything has ever gotten stuck WIDTH wise under the tressel on Airmount Road?
Hank June 23, 2012 at 05:59 PM
bridge trivia: why are some blocks painted red at Airmont rd bridge?
ref June 23, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Hank,the red painted bricks are to alert the people driving east on west airmount to yield to the people driving west on west airmount,which does not happen often,this is my understanding of the painted bricks
Jake Viscone June 23, 2012 at 07:36 PM
I believe it serves as a "Traffic Signal", the side if the bridge with the red blocks has to "yeild" to on comming traffic because the Airmont bridge is not wide enough for 2 cars to pass at the same time


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