Dump truck crash closed portion of Rt. 47, caused power outage

Route 47 closed between center and Falls Road.

Image Courtesy: Sunderland Police Department

SUNDERLAND, Mass. (WWLP) – A section of Route 47 in Sunderland was shut down for much of the day Tuesday, due to a dump truck crash.

The truck broke a utility pole and rolled over onto its side on North Main Street (Route 47) Tuesday morning. According to Sunderland Police, Route 47 had been closed between the town center and Falls Road through the early afternoon, but by 2:00 P.M., a single lane of traffic was getting by.

According to Eversource Energy’s outage map, there were some 246 customers in Sunderland without power as of 8:50 A.M., with nine customers out in neighboring Montague. By 10:20, all customers had their power back.

The driver of the truck is expected to be okay.

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Image Courtesy: Sunderland Police Department
Image Courtesy: Sunderland Police Department