RITZVILLE - An overpass along Interstate 90 near Ritzville was struck and damaged Tuesday morning by a truck hauling an excavator.

The Schoessler Road overpass, located about six miles east of Ritzville, is closed to traffic. Westbound traffic on I-90 is being diverted along the on and off ramps, according to the state Department of Transportation. Drivers can expect some delays.

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The overpass was damaged in multiple places when it was struck Tuesday morning, causing debris, including the height restriction sign and rebar, to fall onto the interstate.

A WSDOT bridge crew is on scene inspecting the overpass. 

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