Tree trunk pins truck |

Tree trunk pins truck

A tree branch stuck between the cab and trailer of a big rig north of Cradlebaugh Bridge on Highway 395.
Kurt Hildebrand |

A tree branch struck by the trailer of a big rig fell between the cab and the trailer this morning, extending a short way into the slow lane of Highway 395 just north of Cradlebaugh Bridge in Carson Valley.

The truck’s driver said the branch cleared the cab, but that the trailer, which is 6 inches higher, caught the branch and brought it down.

The Nevada Highway Patrol was at the scene, as was a tree trimmer to cut the foliage loose from the truck.

The tree caused some damage to the truck.

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