PEABODY (CBS) – A tractor-trailer rollover that left a colorful mess on the ramp from Route 128 north to Interstate 95 north Wednesday morning and will impact the the afternoon and evening commute as well.

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The UPS truck was carrying industrial ink cartridges when State Police say the driver failed to negotiate the turn and crashed just after 6 a.m.

The ink spilled across the road and police shut down the ramp immediately for the cleanup.

Later in the afternoon, officials determined that approximately 500 feet of roadway on the ramp will have to be replaced, meaning the ramp will remain closed. Troopers said numerous detour signs were set up in the meantime.

WBZ-TV’s Alana Gomez reports from Peabody.

State police say the driver was not hurt, but he was taken away from the scene on a stretcher.

His name was not released. He’s said to be 36-years-old and a driver for UPS for the last 16 years.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports

No other vehicles were involved.

The ink was for a newspaper in Portland, Maine and is not considered hazardous.

WBZ-TV’s Alana Gomez contributed to this report

Comments (16)
  1. Eric says:

    Nice reporting, don’t bother to mention which ramp on 95 so we can avoid the obvious traffic issue this will cause….Litle more info… Who, What Where, When and How!!!

    1. sullyinma says:

      “A tractor-trailer rollover that left a colorful mess on the ramp from Route 128 north to Interstate 95 north Wednesday morning could impact the afternoon rush hour as well.”

      Eric, it is quite obvious that you do not know how to read, as the above was clearly indicated under the first picture.

      If you like, I can suggest a good tutor for you.

  2. Dennis C. says:

    Apparently, telling you the ramp to 95 north left you dumbfounded you jerk.

  3. Jenn says:

    I guess not everyone can read the copy under the photo: “..on the ramp from Route 128 north to Interstate 95 north…” All the other info was answered, except the How, because they don’t know yet!

  4. Mikle T says:

    This is a sharp on ramp that turns to the right. People always go way too fast on this ramp. I wonder how fast this guy was going? I wonder if he was texting? II hope this ink is non toxic.

  5. 1stackmack says:

    those ups tractors are governd at i think 60.judging by the first trailer flipping and not the second.cargo shift or tire failure or even ice will be the cause..

    1. sct says:

      Posted speed on that ramp is 45. Most people I know who use that road frequently tell me it’s pretty difficult to go much faster than that – even in a passenger car – without drifting out of your lane. So the fact the truck’s governor was set at 60 doesn’t rule out the possibility the driver was speeding.

  6. AnnMarie says:

    when i came in to work there was some black ice on the roads
    or the truck could had lost he breakes getting on the pike
    that can happen with these big trucks

  7. cfh1123 says:

    They said on the news it was a water based ink. It is non hazardous ink. I work for an ink manufacturer in Danvers. That ink is very concentrated and it will take a very long time to clean it up.

  8. Jofus says:

    Looks like the ramp might be closed for weeks.

  9. Reader says:

    Industrial ink cartridges are those like ones for a computer except as big as a fridge? Glad the driver s alright I think the ramp looks like art now

  10. Aly says:

    ooops(ups)!…there it is…The artwork is beautiful!!!!

  11. Charles Wood says:

    The green glob passed by my house today on the way to the Eastman pond…..The flourescence of it reminds me of that green goo called “slime” from years ago.

  12. confused says:

    This article also fails to mention that the printer ink was nontoxic (from and environmentally friendly (The ink reached two storm drains, but it is not considered a hazardous material from so why did the road have to be repaved?

    Is it a wonder that the counter is going broke.

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