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Tractor Trailer Rollover Causes Delays On Mass Pike In Sturbridge

STURBRIDGE (CBS) — Traffic was tied up on the Massachusetts Turnpike throughout the day Monday after a dump truck rolled over and spilled dirt across the highway.

The truck crashed and landed on its side in the westbound lanes around 10 a.m. in Sturbridge.

For about 45 minutes, only one lane of traffic was passing through either side of the highway.  State police later reopened all of the eastbound lanes.

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Rollover on Mass Pike in Sturbridge (Photo Credit: MSP Twitter)

The Sturbridge Fire Department confirmed that the truck driver was taken to Bay State Medical Center and is stable condition.

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Dirt and debris on Mass Pike WB in Sturbridge (Photo Credit: MSP Twitter)

In addition to the dirt, about 40 gallons of diesel spilled from the truck and needed to be cleaned by state police, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Protection.

It’s not clear yet what caused the crash.

No other details are available at this point in the investigation.

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