Semi sinking into soft ground causes back-up on I-70

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 had to be closed in Hancock County early Saturday morning.

Dispatchers with Indiana State Police said around 7:45 a.m. that this is because a semi needed to removed from the roadway. The truck was not involved in a crash.

Police say the semi pulled off in a construction zone. The ground where the truck pulled off is soft, so the semi started to sink, dispatchers say. The semi was carrying an over-sized load.

A wrecker was called to the scene to assist with moving the semi. Eastbound lanes were closed at the 100 mile marker.

Around 8:45 a.m., police said a second wrecker was called to the scene. At that point, traffic was able to get by, but all lanes had not yet re-opened.

No injuries were reported.

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