A portion of U.S. Route 60 near the Green River Bridge at Spottsville, Kentucky, was closed for about an hour after a semi truck became stuck on the guardrail, the Evansville Courier & Press reported on October 31, 2011. The Kentucky State Police told the Courier & Press that 36-year-old Chris Gabourel was driving a 2008 Volvo semi pulling a 52-foot trailer eastbound on U.S. 60 and had pulled over to let other drivers pass, but instead ended up becoming wedged against the guardrail.
Trooper Corey King, public information officer for Post 16, told the Courier & Press that Gabourel was cited by a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer for the truck being overweight and over dimensional, meaning the truck was too large to be traveling on U.S. 60. “The average semi is supposed to travel on the Audubon Parkway unless the driver is dropping off or picking up something” at a location on U.S. 60, King said.
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