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I-80 Crash in Nebraska

Pictures Taken With A Mitsuba DV500 Video Camera, By Top Secret.

The Nebraska Department of Roads plans to lower the speed limit through the Platte River bridge construction zone following a truck crash Wednesday that interrupted Interstate traffic for nine hours.

Department spokeswoman Mary Jo Hall-Oie said the speed limit in the eastbound lanes will be reduced for a distance of up to four miles. The speed limit is already 55 mph in the westbound lanes.

"We think people have been a little too comfortable," she said. "They need to pay more attention."

Wednesday's accident - the third in 10 days to interrupt traffic - occurred around 8 a.m. when the driver of a semi loaded with yogurt lost control of the truck near mile marker 428 just east of the bridge in Sarpy County, the Nebraska State Patrol said.

The semi jackknifed, coming to rest with the cab of the vehicle partiall

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Added: Aug-8-2007 
By: TopSecret
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Tags: Semi, Truck, Crash, Fire, Speed, Construction, Law,
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