Bus. I-85 closed after tree-trimming truck hits, damages bridge

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A portion of Business I-85 south is closed near Lexington after a tree-trimming truck crashed into a bridge, lowering the top of the bridge by 6 inches.

Troopers said the off-road tree-trimming bucket truck, which was being hauled by a flatbed on Business I-85 South, hit the bridge at Winston Road around 2 p.m.

According to Mark Crook, an NCDOT maintenance engineer, the interstate will be closed at Highway 8 for at least the rest of Tuesday. 

Crook said it could be several days before bridge engineers are able to assess and gather the supplies needed for the repairs. 

A DOT notice indicated it could take until June 19 before the repairs are complete. 

No one was injured and no other vehicles were involved, troopers said. 

No other details were available.