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April 21, 2014

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Crane falls off truck, disrupting traffic in northwest valley

A 50-ton crane fell off a semitrailer and into the roadway Monday afternoon, briefly blocking traffic near Rainbow and Lake Mead boulevards.

The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. when the crane fell off a semitrailer traveling on Rainbow Boulevard just south of the Lake Mead Boulevard intersection, blocking the northbound lanes and forcing a temporary road closure.

The crane has since been removed and traffic is flowing normally, Metro Police officer Larry Hadfield said.

No injuries were reported, Hadfield said.

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