I-94 partially blocked by double-wide modular home

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

Half of a double-wide modular home broke its "inadequate securement" and came off its frame, blocking two lanes of west-bound I-94 Tuesday morning.

According to the Indiana State Police:
At approximately 10:15 a.m., this Tuesday, April 29, 2014, morning a 1982 International, owned by Star Fleet Incorporated out of Goshen, Indiana and driven by Tracy L. Blocher, 41 of Pierceton, Indiana, was hauling a half of a double wide mobile home (16 feet wide by 76 feet long).

The 2014 Champion mobile home manufactured in Topeka, Indiana was being transported to Sioux City, Iowa; it was also accompanied by two vehicle escorts.

As the semi was coming around the curve of north bound S.R. 49 to I-94 west bound the home shifted causing the bolts to break, bent and come out. This caused the mobile home to fall off blocking the ramp and roadway.

The incident happened at approximately 10:15 a.m., and as of 12:45 p.m. Waffco Towing was still on scene and attempting to lift the modular home back onto its frame.

The ramp from north-bound S.R. 49 to I-94 west-bound and the two right lanes of I-94 west-bound will be closed while crews work.

The modular home weighs approximately 40,000 pounds and sustained several thousand dollars in damage.

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