A tow truck removed a stuck 18-wheeler trailer from danger on a railroad crossing in Long Beach on Friday afternoon.
A Dollar General trailer got stuck on the crossing at Beach Park Drive and East Railroad Street.
Long Beach police Lt. Kipper Thomas said the truck’s driver had just finished making a delivery and had the trailer’s landing gear down, which got stuck on the tracks.
Thomas said an 18-wheeler tow truck was used to haul the tractor-trailer from the crossing.
Long Beach police cited the driver for disregard of a traffic-control device, a traffic violation, for driving on a clearly marked no-truck route.
Officials from CSX Transportation inspected the tracks but found no damage. The incident did not affect train traffic, Thomas said.
Former Gulfport Police Chief Alan Weatherford provided a picture of the stuck 18-wheeler.
Sun Herald reporter Justin Vicory contributed to this report.