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Lincoln Traffic Lights Take $ 20,000 With Excavator’s Raised Arm | State of Omaha and regional news

Lincoln Police said the raised arm of an excavator pulled by a tractor-trailer caused approximately $ 20,000 in traffic light damage as the tractor-trailer drove down a downtown street.

A police officer saw the arm of the John Deere excavator, which was on a flatbed trailer towed by the semi-trailer, hit a traffic light on streets 17 and K around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police then discovered that the traffic lights at 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th, Centennial Mall and 16th Streets had also been damaged. Some of the signals had been projected on the ground as the semi was heading east on K.

The 39-year-old driver, a Lincoln resident, was ticketed on suspicion of negligent driving.