Trailer slams into Saw Mill Pkwy. overpass

A tractor-trailer slammed into an overpass on the Saw Mill River Parkway Wednesday, causing a traffic nightmare during the morning rush hour.

According to police, the driver of the tractor-trailer meant to get off I-287 and onto I-684, but took a wrong turn at around 4:30 a.m. and ended up wedged under the Manville Road Overpass in Pleasantville.

It took a towing crew six hours to get the disabled vehicle, loaded with diapers and toilet paper, off the road. Workers had to cut off the trailer's gear, slide the vehicle onto a flatbed truck and secure it with heavy chains before hauling it away.

Westchester County police say they get reports of trucks traveling on the parkways more than once a day, but drivers normally get off the road or stop before causing any damage.

No one was injured in the accident, but the driver was given two tickets.

To watch the aftermath of the Saw Mill River Parkway tractor-trailer accident, go to channel 612 on your iO Extra digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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