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Southbound lanes along U.S. 54 closed at Dyer following crash

An excavator truck struck a pedestrian bridge along the southbound lanes on U.S. 54 at the Dyer exit.

U.S. 54 South near the Dyer exit reopened around 8:30 p.m. after all lanes were closed Tuesday morning when a truck hit a pedestrian bridge.

Crews with the Texas Department of Transportation were finishing cleaning up the debris at 1 p.m.

Around 11 a.m. debris fell onto U.S. 54 South after an excavator truck struck the pedestrian bridge.

Video from an El Pasoan shows a considerable amount of debris fell onto the southbound lanes along U.S. 54.

Tyrique Grimes said he used the bridge to go to school.

“I’m not able to get to school now. I have to find a different way to get to school,” Grimes said.

Veronica Villagrana said she sees a lot of people use that bridge.

“Especially at night. We hear the dogs barking all the time. There is a lot of people crossing over. There’s actually a lot of little kids crossing over to go to Moy Elementary School,” Villagrana said.

Crews from TxDOT's Bridges Division are at the scene inspecting for structural damage.

All southbound lanes on U.S. 54 at Dyer were closed so crews could clean up the debris.

No injuries have been reported.


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