LAKE COUNTY, Calif. - Cal Trans officials say it is important semi-truck drivers pay close attention to length restrictions on curvy Northern California highways.
This video was taken between Hopland and Lakeport, showing a truck that was too big, trying to negotiate the curves on a one-lane section of Highway 175. It failed, dropping its load, and then its cab, over the side of the road down an embankment.
District 1 officials said they had to remove the audio from this video to remove expletives of surprise from the contractor crew that shot the video.
They said the driver was not injured.
They stressed that part of that rural highway is restricted to vehicles under 39 feet. Many drivers, they said, try to take larger trucks through. Sometimes they get stuck, but sometimes they end up going over the side of the highway.
Semi-truck drivers are being reminded through this incident to make sure they are not too large for our curvy and sometimes narrow rural Northern California highways.
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