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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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