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Truck’s cargo shifts, snarling I-69 for hours

– A tractor-trailer rig that took an exit ramp too fast ended up clogging a section of Interstate 69 for much of the day Tuesday, according to Indiana State Police.

The rig, carrying barrels of liquid adhesive, was exiting Interstate 469 about 9:45 a.m. and getting onto the southbound lanes of I-69 near the General Motors plant at “a rate of speed too fast for the exit ramp,” state police said.

The load in the back of the rig shifted, sending the trailer toppling over, police said.

Both lanes were blocked until noon, when police were able to open one lane. The second lane was finally opened about 2:30 p.m. The reason it took so long was because cleanup crews needed to unload the fallen rig before it could be put upright again, police said.

The driver of the rig suffered minor injuries according to police.

jeffwiehe@jg.net

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