Masspike westbound in Sturbridge re-open after dump truck accident

Traffic down to single lane on westbound side

Image Courtesy: Massachusetts State Police Media Relations

STURBRIDGE, Mass. (WWLP) – The dump truck rollover that delayed traffic on the Massachusetts Turnpike westbound in Sturbridge has been cleared and the westbound lane is open.

State police told 22News crew members cleared the dirt that was dumped by a dump truck rollover accident around 9:01 p.m., Monday. The accident caused a 15 to 20 mile backup.

Traffic was down to a single lane on the Masspike westbound in Sturbridge.

According to Massachusetts State Police Media Relations, the crash took place at the 76.5 mile marker on the westbound side of the highway, just past Exit 9 (Interstate 84).

State police spokesperson Tyler Clardy told 22News 2 peopel suffered minor injuries inclusing the the driver of the dump truck who suffered a head injury.

Both the eastbound and westbound sides of the highway were down to a single lane, however, the left lane of the eastbound side was re-opened after about an hour.

The accident resulted in dirt being spilled all over the roadway. There was also damage to the guardrail in the area and an emergency repair job was performed.

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