TRACTOR-TRAILER ACCIDENT KEPT CREWS OUT FOR HOURS – Sanatoga firefighters and others were busy Monday (June 18, 2012) for several hours, from 4 a.m. on, in dealing with and cleaning up after a tractor-trailer accident (above) that occurred in the westbound lanes of U.S. Route 422, just east of its Armand Hammer Boulevard exit. Several fire companies, the Pennsylvania Department Of Transportation, Department Of Environmental Protection, and an environmental clean-up contractor all arrived at the scene. Members of the Sanatoga company said the truck rode the lanes’ center guardrail for several hundred feet before coming to a stop. Law enforcement officials have yet to announce a cause of the accident, but the driver reportedly was not injured. Petroleum products that spilled during the accident were of environmental concern, requiring the contractor. Traffic on both sides of the highway was slowed and diverted into a single lane (below) while the investigation continued. These photos were taken about 4-1/2 hours after the first call went out for emergency responders.
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