Dump truck takes down Rt. 12 traffic light, causes Sunday gridlock

NORWICH Sunday evening, a ten-wheel dump truck traveling Oxford to Norwich along State Highway 12 tore down electrical wires and traffic lights after driving with its rear bed extended in the vertical unloading position.



Norwich Fire Chief Tracy Chawgo said the truck traveled from the Village of Oxford area to the intersection of Lower Ravine Road, Rt. 12 and the Wal-Mart parking lot when the driver suddenly became aware that his rear bed was still up after he collided with a traffic light.

Chawgo said the crash destroyed the traffic light, brought down a number power lines and caused localized electrical disruptions.


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