Truck rollover delays traffic on I-81 as crews clear debris
Cicero (WSYR-TV) - One lane of I-81 southbound near Route 31 in Cicero had to be closed down for about 25 minutes on Saturday, while crews cleared debris from a crash.
State police say the driver of a white Ford pick-up truck was hauling a canoe after a hunting excursion. Around 1:00 p.m. he took his eyes off the road to glance at the canoe, which he thought was coming loose.
The truck crossed the median into the oncoming lane, then rolled over in the ditch as the driver tried to regain control.
The crash left a large amount of debris on the highway, forcing crews to close one lane while they cleaned up. Troopers say the impact destroyed the truck.
The driver was taken to Upstate University hospital, where he is expected to recover. No tickets have been issued while the investigation continues.
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