Crews are working to remove an overhead sign structure from an East Valley freeway.
The Arizona Department of Transportation said a crane being hauled on a flatbed trailer hit an overhead sign on Price Road near the interchange between the Loop 101 and Loop 202. The crash caused the sign to break and sections fell onto the roadway.
Officials were unsure of the exact weight, but said each sign contains more than one thousand pounds of steel and other meals.
Thursday night, crews worked to take the remaining sign structure down.
@ArizonaDOT crews using blowtorch to remove sign structure damaged by private co. crane earlier NB Price Rd/Chandler pic.twitter.com/6WhtrsMN24
— Doug Nintzel (@DougNintzel) April 1, 2016
After removal, the sign will be stored next to the freeway.
As of 9 p.m., ADOT expected to remain on the scene for a few more hours.