Dump Truck Clips Wires, Overturns

Dump Truck Clips Wires, Overturns

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A dump truck got tangled up in some utility wires and overturned Friday in St. Lawrence County.

It happened shortly after 7 a.m. at the intersection of Route 56 and 38 in the town of Norfolk.

State police said the empty box on the dump truck accidentally rose up while the operator, 62 year old Robert Monroe of Norfolk, drove the vehicle.

Troopers said the truck's box struck wires hanging above the street, which caused the vehicle to overturn.

There were no injuries.

Police said Monroe was ticketed for driving a vehicle with an illegal height.

Crews were able to pull the truck upright and utility companies moved in to repair the fallen wires.

The vehicle belongs to ST Trucking of Norfolk.

- Photos are courtesy of Lynette Vari

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