Tractor trailer overturns, closes part of I-781

Tractor trailer overturns, closes part of I-781

TOWN OF PAMELIA, N.Y. (WWNY) - A tractor trailer overturned Tuesday afternoon as it traveled along Interstate 781 in the town of Pamelia.

No one was injured in the crash.

Around 4 PM, the rig rolled onto its side down an embankment as it turned onto the ramp for I-81 southbound.

The crash shutdown the westbound lane of 781 between Route 11 and 81.

“This was the only vehicle involved. It had a really light load of some woodshaving-type material,” said Jefferson County Fire and Emergency Management Director Joe Plummer.

State police and area fire departments were on the scene.

There is no official word yet on what caused the truck to roll off the road.

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