CLEVELAND - Interstate 90 in Cleveland will be closed for the rest of the weekend after a truck's trailer struck a pedestrian bridge above the highway, a spokeswoman with the Ohio Department of Transportation said.
The crash happened around 6:45 a.m. Saturday when a truck in the westbound lanes crashed into the E. 156th Street bridge. Traffic has been shut down between E.152nd Street and E. 200th Street
According to Cleveland police, the dump truck was apparently traveling with the trailer raised when it struck the pedestrian bridge, causing serious damage to the bridge. The trailer also flipped over as a result.
Police said there were no serious injuries as a result of the crash.
Cleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek told 9 On Your Side's sister station, NewsChannel5 at the scene that crews will likely have to tear down the bridge, since the collision caused the bridge to move off the pillars holding it up. He said the truck apparently also took out power lines above the highway, causing customers in the Collinwood area of Cleveland to be without electricity.
Serious traffic delays are expected at this time and drivers are currently being diverted off the highway. I-90 is expected to be closed until further notice due to the damage to the bridge.
Cleveland Police is asking drivers to do everything possible to avoid this area, here are the detours per ODOT:
**I-90 Eastbound - Exit at East 152nd Street to St. Clair Avenue to Babbitt Road to East 260th Street to re-enter I-90 eastbound.
**I-90 Westbound - Exit at East 260th Street to Babbitt Road to St. Clair Avenue to East 152nd Street to re-enter I-90 westbound.
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