Semi tractor-trailer rig crash closes roadway for hours

Chief Deputy Jim Gilbert from the Franklin County Sheriff’s office said 161 WB to 270 WB near Blendon Township could remain closed for hours following a semi crash around noon Sunday. Gilbert said the driver of the tractor-trailer received minor injuries after crashing the rig which was filled with a load of paper products. Investigators said the driver was treated for minor injuries and cited for failure to control the vehicle.

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Gilbert added that tow trucks are having a difficult time getting the tractor-trailer back up on its side. Deputies will remain in the area rerouting traffic until the scene is cleared.

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