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Truck Slams Into Shortsville Railroad Bridge


A Finger Lakes Railway line in Ontario County is closed after an accident Tuesday damaged a railroad bridge.

Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies say 45-year-old Gregory Hale of Manchester was driving a utility truck and struck the bridge at the intersection of East Ave. and Clark Street in Shortsville.

The truck-owned by Ferguson Electric has a height clearance of 12 feet, 8 inches. The bridge clearance was 9 feet, 6 inches.  The crash moved the bridge by almost two feet.  At this time, the railroad company is assessing the damage.

Hale was issued a ticket for failure to obey a traffic control device.

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