DOT Equipment Slides Down Embankment

DOT Equipment Slides Down Embankment

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A piece of equipment operated by the state Department of Transportation ended up part way down an embankment off Route 12 Monday afternoon.

A "grade all" experienced a mechanical failure as a crew was cleaning a ditch along 12 in the town of Rutland. 

The failure, combined with the ground made soft by persistent rain, caused the grade all to slide off the road. 

The operator used the grade all's mechanical arm to stabilize the machine. 

No one was hurt and, at last word, the grade all was back upright and operating.
 

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