INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation have responded to I-77 southbound just before Pleasant Valley Tuesday to remove an overhead sign that was struck by a dump truck with its bed up.
A spokesperson for the Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed troopers responded at 2:41 a.m. to I-77 southbound after a dump truck with a raised bed struck a pole, causing the highway sign to fall.
News 5's overnight new tracker was on the scene where a tow truck worked to help the dump truck lower its bed.
5:30 update: ODOT has a crane truck on scene to remove the destroyed sign. A tow truck is working on helping the dump truck lower its bed. The construction crew is stuck behind all of this and they need to paint lines yet. One lane gets through very slowly. pic.twitter.com/Vps8hAcGKI— Mike Vielhaber (@MVielhaber) September 28, 2021
The truck driver had minor injuries and was treated on scene by EMS. No other vehicles were involved, according to the OSHP.
One lane of traffic is open while crews continue to paint lines on the road and remove the highway sign.
OSHP said it is unknown how long the highway will be down to one lane.