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None hurt when tractor-trailer overturns, spills load of pipe in Duquesne

| Thursday, July 25, 2013, 10:28 a.m.
Eric Slagle | Daily News
A tractor-trailer spilled a load of pipe when it overturned on the Duquesne flyover ramp heading into the RIDC park.
Eric Slagle | Daily News
No one was hurt when a tractor-trailer hauling pipe rolled over on the Duquesne flyover ramp on Wednesday morning.

A tractor-trailer overturned and lost its load of steel pipe Wednesday morning in Duquesne.

No one was hurt but the accident closed the flyover bridge leading into RIDC City Center of Duquesne Industrial Park.

Police and fire departments from Duquesne and West Mifflin responded.

Authorities on the scene said the truck was preparing to make a delivery to the Dura-Bond pipe coating facility in the industrial park at around 8:30 a.m.

The ramp, which crosses the Union and Norfolk Southern train tracks and Steel Valley bike trail, was closed for several hours while crews cleared the scene.

The impact to traffic flow on nearby Route 837 was minimal.

The scene was reminiscent of similar truck accidents that have occurred on the nearby Duquesne-McKeesport Bridge. A number of rigs traveling north on Route 837 have rolled over while making the sharp right turn going into McKeesport.

PennDOT installed warning signs on the road leading up to the span in 2012.

The flyover ramp in Duquesne opened in early 2010. The industrial park can be accessed from Route 837 at Grant Avenue.

Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or eslagle@tribweb.com.

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