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Wayward shipping container snarls traffic on 223rd Avenue

FAIRVIEW — Drivers experienced a hitch Monday, Jan. 18 when a shipping container was knocked off a truck, blocking Northeast 223rd Avenue.CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: FAIRVIEW POLICE DEPARTMENT - This shipping container found a new home on Northeast 223rd Avenue for about 5 hours Monday, Jan. 18 when it was knocked off the back of a truck.

Police said the truck driver tried to drive underneath the railroad bridge between Sandy Boulevard and Marine Drive about 2 p.m., but was stopped by the 14-foot height restriction. When the truck went under the bridge, the container was knocked off, landing nearly in the middle of the street.

It took police more than five hours to resolve the situation and get the container off the road. Northeast 223rd Avenue was open to drivers by 5:30 p.m. Monday.