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TOO TALL They weren’t talking about the old Dallas Cowboys defensive end Ed “Too Tall” Jones Thursday afternoon in Milano. This was a “too tall” top from an oil drilling rig which struck the Union Pacific Texas 36 railroad overpass at 11:26 a.m. and caused a transportation bottleneck for several hours. Trooper David Yarbrough said truck driver Robert Burnette of Huntington was hauling the equipment which proved too high for the underpass as he attempted to cross under the structure headed north. The Milam County Sheriff’s Department, an AMR ambulance crew and Constable Herbie Vaughan (left, center) also responded. The site was cleared Thursday afternoon. Burnette, who refused treatment at the scene, was cited for an “over height” load restriction. Union Pacific railroad began making repairs on Monday. Reporter/Bill Martin TOO TALL They weren’t talking about the old Dallas Cowboys defensive end Ed “Too Tall” Jones Thursday afternoon in Milano. This was a “too tall” top from an oil drilling rig which struck the Union Pacific Texas 36 railroad overpass at 11:26 a.m. and caused a transportation bottleneck for several hours. Trooper David Yarbrough said truck driver Robert Burnette of Huntington was hauling the equipment which proved too high for the underpass as he attempted to cross under the structure headed north. The Milam County Sheriff’s Department, an AMR ambulance crew and Constable Herbie Vaughan (left, center) also responded. The site was cleared Thursday afternoon. Burnette, who refused treatment at the scene, was cited for an “over height” load restriction. Union Pacific railroad began making repairs on Monday. Reporter/Bill Martin

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