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Truck Stuck On Highway Divider Closes Part Of I-70

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

ROSTRAVER (KDKA) -- A large truck stuck on a highway divider closed down part of Interstate 70 in both directions on Tuesday morning.

The crash happened at Exit 42 in Westmoreland County. North Belle Vernon and Rostraver firefighters assisted in the removal of the large and heavy vehicle.

(Photo: Rostraver Central Fire Department/Facebook)

The highway divider was crushed and the truck came to rest on top of it. One set of tires hanging over the median, to the other side of the road.

The truck also started leaking fluids. Firefighters did their best to control the leak, Rostraver Central Fire Department said.

(Photo: Rostraver Central Fire Department/Facebook)
(Photo: Rostraver Central Fire Department/Facebook)

No injuries have been reported.

*ACTIVE INCIDENT* Squad and Wagon on scene of a Vehicle Accident-Commercial assisting North Belle Vernon FD Station 80...

Posted by Rostraver Central Fire Department on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Traffic was backed up in the area and firefighters reported a second crash at Exit 42A West due to the backups.

The truck was towed from the scene just before noon, leaving one westbound lane passable. On the eastbound side, traffic was being diverted to Fayette Street and back on to the highway.

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