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Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway closed for hours as truck gets wedged under overpass

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Parts of the main road connecting Jerusalem to Tel Aviv were closed on Tuesday for about four hours after a truck carrying a bulldozer hit an overpass and got stuck.

The accident stopped traffic for several hours on the side in the direction of Tel Aviv on Road 1, near Ben Gurion Airport.

There were no reports of injuries.

The road was later reopened after rescue services were able to rescue the vehicles, although heavy traffic was expected to last several hours.

Engineers from Netivei Israel – the National Transportation Infrastructure Company – told Channel 13 that the truck driver had committed various traffic offenses that caused the accident.

The scene of the accident was not foreign to the rescue services. In August 2017 there were three incidents of trucks carrying heavy machinery colliding with overpasses within a week.

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