Hutchinson River Parkway reopened after truck hits overpass

A two-mile section of the southbound Hutchinson River A two-mile section of the southbound Hutchinson River Parkway was re-opened Wednesday afternoon after police closed it down when a tractor trailer struck a bridge overpass at Weaver Street. (July 4, 2012) Photo Credit: News12

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A two-mile section of the southbound Hutchinson River Parkway was reopened Wednesday afternoon after police closed it down when a tractor trailer struck a bridge overpass at Weaver Street, county police said.

"It's a real mess over there," Westchester County police Lt. Scott Sullivan said after the crash.

The tractor trailer, carrying bottled water, was illegally traveling south on the Parkway when it struck the overpass about 7:24 a.m. Trucks are generally not permitted on parkways in New York.

Southbound traffic was diverted off the Parkway at Mamaroneck Avenue in Mamaroneck and the roadway was closed to the Weaver Street exit in Scarsdale for more than two hours. The Mamaroneck Road entrance was also closed.

The bridge was inspected and was undamaged by the accident, Sullivan said.

But the tractor trailer was wrecked.

"The belly of the truck is on the ground and the wheels are up in the air," Sullivan said.

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A crane crew was brought in to remove the truck from the roadway.

The driver was issued several summonses, Sullivan said. No one was injured in the accident.

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