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Tractor Trailer Rolls Over in Weathersfield

Firefighters and workers from S.G. Reed Truck Services deal with an overturned semi truck on mile 48 of I-91 yesterday in Weathersfield. While traveling south, Ben Haynes of Marian, N.C., attempted to pull onto the shoulder of the interstate and the weight of the truck caused it to tip over onto the embankment. Police said Haynes had suffered a coughing fit, which caused him to pull over. Haynes said he had been looked over by EMTs and pronounced OK, but was cold and “a little shook up.” According to the Ascutney Fire Department, there was motor oil leaking from the tractor itself, but it was contained. Police said  the travel portion of the interstate was closed for six hours. There were 175 gallons of diesel fuel in the truck, but it was being pumped out. The box of the truck was full of Ethan Allen furniture. (Valley News — Libby March)

Firefighters and workers from S.G. Reed Truck Services deal with an overturned semi truck on mile 48 of I-91 yesterday in Weathersfield. While traveling south, Ben Haynes of Marian, N.C., attempted to pull onto the shoulder of the interstate and the weight of the truck caused it to tip over onto the embankment. Police said Haynes had suffered a coughing fit, which caused him to pull over. Haynes said he had been looked over by EMTs and pronounced OK, but was cold and “a little shook up.” According to the Ascutney Fire Department, there was motor oil leaking from the tractor itself, but it was contained. Police said the travel portion of the interstate was closed for six hours. There were 175 gallons of diesel fuel in the truck, but it was being pumped out. The box of the truck was full of Ethan Allen furniture. (Valley News — Libby March) Purchase photo reprints »

Firefighters and workers from S.G. Reed Truck Services deal with an overturned semi truck on mile 48 of I-91 yesterday in Weathersfield. While traveling south, Ben Haynes of Marian, N.C., attempted to pull onto the shoulder of the interstate and the weight of the truck caused it to tip over onto the embankment. Police said Haynes had suffered a coughing fit, which caused him to pull over. Haynes said he had been looked over by EMTs and pronounced OK, but was cold and “a little shook up.” According to the Ascutney Fire Department, there was motor oil leaking from the tractor itself, but it was contained. Police said the travel portion of the interstate was closed for six hours. There were 175 gallons of diesel fuel in the truck, but it was being pumped out. The box of the truck was full of Ethan Allen furniture.

Valley News — Libby March