Truck driver cited after hitting Landis Valley Road overpass, closed until Monday

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MANHEIM TWP, PA-  Police continue to investigate after a  truck carrying an oversized load that struck the overpass at Landis Valley Road Friday.

According to police, the accident happened around 3 p.m.  damaging the bridge above the northbound lanes of Route 222.

Penndot inspected the bridge Saturday morning and say Landis Valley Road will remain closed in both directions until at least Monday while Penndot determines if any repairs are needed.

Police say  the driver of the truck, Dexter Higginbottom, 45, of Tupelo, Mississippi, was operating a vehicle owned by BBNT Trucking, of West Virginia.

Police have cited Higginbottom for permit violation, height violation and two equipment violations.

Further investigation by police determined that the load was over the 13 feet 6 inches height allowed by his permit. The height of the bridge is 14 feet 5 inches.

Manheim Township police suggest using Hunsicker Road or Eden Road as alternate routes.

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