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Tractor-Trailer Overturns On Ramp From I-495 To Mass. Pike

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The crash happened at the entrance to the Pike tolls off Route 495 south in Hopkinton. (WBZ-TV)

The crash happened at the entrance to the Pike tolls off Route 495 south in Hopkinton. (WBZ-TV)

HOPKINTON (CBS) — An overturned tractor-trailer shut down the ramp from Interstate 495 southbound to the Massachusetts Turnpike Thursday afternoon.

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A tractor-trailer overturned on the ramp from I-495 to the Pike, just before the tolls. (State Police/Facebook)

A tractor-trailer overturned on the ramp from I-495 to the Pike, just before the tolls. (State Police/Facebook)

State Police say no other vehicles were involved in the rollover, which happened just before the entrance to the tolls around 1 p.m.

A man and woman, both 65 years old, were in the truck.

Both were taken to UMass Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The truck was carrying glass containers, police said.

State Police say speed does appear to be a factor in the crash.

State Police tweeted that the clean up will take an “extended time” and drivers should avoid the area if possible.

Police later said in a press release, it would likely take several hours before the ramp re-opens.

I-495 southbound is open and traffic is moving freely but there are some delays on the Mass. Pike and I-495 northbound as cleanup continues.

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