18-wheeler downs traffic lights
by Kevin Pearson
Jun 28, 2013 | 2170 views | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cleveland Public Works Department employees work to replace the guide wire on the traffic light Friday morning.
Cleveland Public Works Department employees work to replace the guide wire on the traffic light Friday morning.
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An 18-wheeler transporting a combine tore down the south bound lights at the intersection of U.S. Highway 61 and Miss. Highway 8 around 6 p.m. Thursday.

The truck did not have enough clearance between the top of the combine and the stoplight and caught the guide wire, which runs across the bottom of the stoplight between the traffic light posts.

The lights were put back up and operational a little after 9 p.m. Thursday according to Cleveland Public Works Department Director Ray Bell.

However, workers they were not able to finish putting up the guide wire for the lights due to the storm.

Cleveland Public Works returned to the intersection this morning and the guide wire should have been completed by 9:30 a.m.

The lights and guide wire have been raised to give trucks more clearance when passing under them in the hope that this will not happen again.

Although the lights at the intersection were down for about three hours, no accidents were reported.