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Ramp Back Open after Tractor Trailer Crash in Luzerne County

BUTLER TOWNSHIP: The ramp from Interstate 81 south to Interstate 80 west in Luzerne County is back open after Friday morning's crash.

However, the trailer is still on the side of the road.

Crews are working to unload the truck before it can be righted.

Drivers are asked to use caution in the area.

Original Story -- A tractor trailer crash closed a ramp on the interstate in Luzerne County.

It happened on the ramp from Interstate 81 south to Interstate 80 west just after 2 a.m. on Friday.

State police say the driver may have been going too fast, and his load shifted, flipping the truck that was hauling construction debris.

The driver was taken to the hospital.

Crews say it could take hours to clean up that crash in Luzerne County.

4 comments

  • Common Sense

    More Fake News…….That ramp turns to the “right” and the truck is on it’s right side. It would be on it’s left side IF it had flipped on that ramp.. From experience, that is NOT the ramp you claim it is. “Construction Debris” is a fancy word for “Garbage”, and garbage doesn’t shift inside the trailer.
    This is one of the Garbage hauling companies….that never get pulled over…or DOT checked……HHHHmmmm.
    The truck was heading AWAY from the landfills…..to be dumped where????
    And now a false narrative……FAKE NEWS…..the question is why??? Who are they covering-up for??
    Just stating the obvious…

    • Roadrash

      To the highly educated idiot.
      You need to put the crack stem down.
      You have no idea about what he was hauling. It was demolition wich is totally different from your household garbage.
      And it goes out of state not to a local landfill. So let me ask you from what experience are you referring to genius?? Since you’re such a knowledgeable goat roping truck driver that ought to be home on the farm chasing chickens and definitely not behind the wheel of a big truck. Now I know where the phrase “dumb truck driver” comes from… Go take you 10 hours and shut up.

      • Deez Nutz

        Yes, that ramp starts out with a right turn, then there is a sharp left and another right before it merges with I-80 W. So it could easily have flipped onto it’s right side. I drive that route 4 times a week and see many trucks take that exit too fast…. poor design!

    • Mark

      You don’t have a clue.demo debris and garbage is different.this was most likely asbestos debris from a demo job headed to Minerva Ohio which doesn’t take garbage.learn some facts before you open your trap.oh how do I know well I hauled this stuff for years.

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