Truck crash snarls Thruway traffic in Hillburn

Drivers on the New York State Thruway Wednesday morning were facing backups of up to five miles after a dump truck rolled over in Hillburn, authorities said.

The single-vehicle accident occurred shortly before 7 a.m. near exit 15A southbound and scattered construction debris in the roadway, State Police Trooper Richard Allen said. Two lanes were closed while authorities cleared the scene. All lanes were open after 8 a.m.

The driver suffered minor injuries, but was treated at the scene, Allen said.

Wednesday's backup marked the second straight day of delays for weary Thruway commuters in Rockland County.

Construction on the Tappan Zee Bridge on Tuesday ran behind schedule and delayed traffic as far back as the Garden State Parkway interchange, prompting the state to fine contractor firm Tutor Perini some $230,000. The firm said the deck replacement work that forced the delays was completed Tuesday, adding that it doesn't expect to have to close lanes as part of the project going forward.

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