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Rig overturns on Laurel Mountain, blocking Route 30 traffic

| Sunday, May 13, 2012, 7:42 p.m.

Route 30 westbound traffic was delayed for about four hours Wednesday after a tractor-trailer overturned and blocked both lanes in Ligonier Township.

Ulando Irby, 36, of Indianapolis, was driving down Laurel Mountain at about 4:15 p.m. when he lost control of his rig "right on the sharp curve of the mountain," township police Officer John Berger said.

Irby was not injured. There were no other vehicles involved.

Traffic was blocked off from Jennerstown, Somerset County, to Ligonier. Traffic was able to move through periodically, but the road was completely blocked off "probably half the time," Berger said.

Lanes finally reopened after 8 p.m., Berger said.

"It looks like speed played a factor," the officer said, adding that the investigation is continuing.

Waterford, Darlington, Jennerstown and Ligonier fire departments responded.

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