A Medford officer sets out cones to divert McAndrews Road traffic around the spot where a backhoe clipped the underside of Interstate 5. - Mail Tribune / Jamie Lusch photos

Backhoe strikes underside of freeway

A trailer carrying a backhoe hit the freeway overpass at Medford's McAndrews Road this morning, and crews are assessing the structure.

The trailer was headed east on McAndrews when it hit the underside of the freeway, damaging it, witnesses said.

Oregon State Police troopers and Oregon Department of Transportation workers are at the scene.

No other details were immediately available.

— Staff reports

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