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This big truck had difficulty pulling out of the PGE yard on 17th, and wound up blocking MAX

RITA A. LEONARD - A Gerlock heavy-haul tow truck assisted the semi stuck on the MAX tracks in Brooklyn. Midday on Thursday, July 22, a northbound semi truck with a flatbed trailer, making a sharp turn in front of PGE Headquarters on S.E. 17th Avenue in the Brooklyn neighborhood, jumped the light rail curb line, causing a temporary delay in MAX service to and from points south of 17th and Rhone Street.

The driver of the Maczuc Management Corp. flatbed truck, based in Missouri, was apparently unaware of the tight turning radius required.

A Gerlock heavy-haul tow truck arrived and, with help from TriMet employees, and with the use of several wooden prop boards, the tractor-trailer was soon lifted back over the curb onto S.E. 17th Avenue, clearing the blockage and restoring MAX train service by 12:45 p.m.


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