Cement Truck Flips on Interstate 95 On-Ramp in Providence
There were no injuries
An on-ramp to Interstate 95 in Providence was shut down for approximately 10 hours after an 18-wheel cement truck tipped over on the roadway.
Officials say the tractor-trailer was carrying concrete powder when it flipped onto its side around 9:30 a.m. Monday on the bridge over Allens Avenue.
State police Sgt. Simon Liu says corrosion caused the 76,000-pound truck's frame to snap as it rounded the curve of the bridge.
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Liu says the driver of the truck escaped without injuries, but it took almost the entire day to unload the concrete powder onto another vehicle. The ramp was reopened around 7:30 p.m.
State police's commercial enforcement unit was on-scene investigating the accident and will determine if any citations are issued.