Truck overturns on U.S. 62 near Brown County line


Lanes bocked, pile of food dumpe in roadway

By David Wright - dwright@aimmedianetwork.com



Ohio Department of Transportation crew members attempt to secure a semi trailer that overturned late Thursday night on U.S. Route 62 just south of the Highland/Brown County line.


David Wright | The Times-Gazette

A large pile of food items and trash was left behind when a semi truck overturned late Thursday night.


David Wright | The Times-Gazette

An overturned semi-truck had U.S. 62 just south of the Brown County line closed in the overnight hours and much of the day Friday, and it wasn’t until about 3 p.m. that one lane opened back up.

Sgt. Wade Lewis of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Georgetown post told The Times-Gazette on scene that the truck overturned around 11:30 p.m. Thursday night, and crews had only just righted it early Friday afternoon.

“It’s just been a bear getting this thing back on its wheels,” he said.

Lewis and dispatchers at the post said they had limited information on the accident, but Lewis said the truck took out several telephone poles before coming to a rest in a soybean field by the side of the road.

The accident left a large pile of food items and trash in the southbound lane, including a variety of fruits and vegetables and some packaged meat.

Crews with the Ohio Department of Transportation responded to the scene and were directing traffic throughout the afternoon as workers attempted to get the trailer on a tow truck.

An ODOT crew member told The Times-Gazette that crews had arranged for Rumpke to come pick up the trash.

No further information was immediately available.

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Ohio Department of Transportation crew members attempt to secure a semi trailer that overturned late Thursday night on U.S. Route 62 just south of the Highland/Brown County line.
http://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/09/web1_semi.jpgOhio Department of Transportation crew members attempt to secure a semi trailer that overturned late Thursday night on U.S. Route 62 just south of the Highland/Brown County line. David Wright | The Times-Gazette

A large pile of food items and trash was left behind when a semi truck overturned late Thursday night.
http://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/09/web1_trash.jpgA large pile of food items and trash was left behind when a semi truck overturned late Thursday night. David Wright | The Times-Gazette
Lanes bocked, pile of food dumpe in roadway

By David Wright

dwright@aimmedianetwork.com