Tractor trailer rollover closes portion of Northway in Wilton

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WILTON, N.Y. – State Police say the Northway northbound was reduced to one lane in Wilton Thursday morning due to a tractor trailer rollover accident.

Police say the tractor trailer, driven by 35-year-old Shannon
Piper of Hudson Falls, was traveling northbound on the Northway near exit 15 when the accident occurred around 6:45 a.m.

Police say the operator of the truck apparently fell asleep at the wheel and drifted right into the rumble strips. He
awoke and over corrected to the left causing the rig to overturn onto
the driver's side. 

The truck came to rest blocking the left
two lanes of the Northway. The rig was up-righted and removed without
further incident.

Police say the driver suffered minor injuries and was treated at
the scene.

The Department of Transportation reports the left and center lanes of the Northway closed between exits 15 and 16 around 6:45 a.m. due to the crash.

State Police were on scene. There is no further information at this time.

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