Route 56 in town of Colton reopens following crash

Route 56 in town of Colton reopens following crash
Crash (Source: wwny)

TOWN OF COLTON, N.Y. (WWNY) - A portion of Route 56 in the town of Colton was closed to traffic for more than 4 hours Tuesday afternoon due to a crash.

St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene shortly after 1 p.m.

Across the lawn and parking lot of the Kunoco Convenience store

Undersheriff Sean O’Brien said a Patriot Paving dump truck driven by 36-year-old Andrew Jones of Norwood was towing a trailer loaded with paving equipment when it had brake issues and lost control on the roadway.

No injuries were reported.

O’Brien said the driver was operating the truck without the proper license. Charges are pending further investigation.

Route 56 was closed between Route 68 and County Route 58.

The highway reopened at 5:20 p.m.

Helping sheriff’s deputies at the scene were state police, state DEC police, Colton Fire and Rescue, the Town of Colton highway department, and the state DOT.

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