Stuck truck blocks traffic

A rental truck got stuck between the CTA and Metra viaducts on Dempster Street this morning.

A tow truck driver lets air out of the stuck truck’s tires in an effort to reduce its height enough to let it slip through.

The westbound truck, which is labeled as requiring 13 feet of clearance, managed to scrape through the CTA viaduct, with the only apparent damage to some trim at the rear of its roof.

And the driver managed to stop the truck before it hit the considerably lower Metra viaduct.

The pair of viaducts are labeled as having only 11-feet-9-inches of clearance.

Evanston police diverted westbound traffic onto Sherman Place.

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