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      Traffic blocked after excavator falls off flatbed truck

      Excavator blocks US-41 traffic in Marquette Township

      Traffic was rerouted on a section of US-41 in Marquette Township on Friday after an excavator tipped on its side, blocking traffic for an hour.

      According to the Marquette County Sheriff's Department, the excavator owned by Smith Paving was misaligned while attempting to load it on to a flatbed trailer, causing it to fall off the flatbed on to US-41.

      The eastbound lane of US-41 was closed from County Road 492 to Commerce Drive while the excavator was right-sided.

      Police reported no injuries involved in the incident. Marquette Township Fire and Rescue along with the Michigan State Police assisted at the scene.