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Crews remove flipped tractor trailer blocking lanes of Fort Pitt Bridge

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 9:06 a.m.

Crews cleared the outbound lanes of the Fort Pitt Bridge shortly after 1 p.m., hours after a tractor trailer flipped on its side Wednesday morning and blocked the right two lanes of the bridge's lower deck.

The crash was reported just before 9 a.m. An emergency dispatch supervisor said no injuries were reported.

Online images from traffic cameras showed workers using heavy equipment to put the truck back on its tires. The lane closure caused numerous midday traffic delays, which appear to be dissipating.

Will Young, the driver of the tanker truck, said he was hauling powdered lime from Martinsburg and was coming from the Monroeville ramp when the crash happened. He drives for Predator Trucking in McDonald, Ohio.

Young said the other vehicle involved was a Volvo and the woman driving it was coming from the Fort Duquesne ramp. She was shaken up but not injured, he said.

“Could have been a lot worse.” Young said.



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