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Whately TT rollover closes ramp

  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>The mangled guard rail on the exit 24 off ramp where a tractor trailer unit went through it spilling its load of flour.  The roof of the trailer is still pinned under flour being removed by workers Monday morning.

    Recorder/Paul Franz
    The mangled guard rail on the exit 24 off ramp where a tractor trailer unit went through it spilling its load of flour. The roof of the trailer is still pinned under flour being removed by workers Monday morning.

  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>What is left of the full size box trailer is loaded upside down on a large flatbed truck for removal at the Rt 91 exit 24 northbound ramp after crashing on the ramp over the guard rail dumping its load of flour.

    Recorder/Paul Franz
    What is left of the full size box trailer is loaded upside down on a large flatbed truck for removal at the Rt 91 exit 24 northbound ramp after crashing on the ramp over the guard rail dumping its load of flour.

  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>The mangled guard rail on the exit 24 off ramp where a tractor trailer unit went through it spilling its load of flour.  The roof of the trailer is still pinned under flour being removed by workers Monday morning.
  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>What is left of the full size box trailer is loaded upside down on a large flatbed truck for removal at the Rt 91 exit 24 northbound ramp after crashing on the ramp over the guard rail dumping its load of flour.

WHATELY — A tractor-trailer accident closed Interstate 91 North exit 24 early Monday morning and sent the driver to the hospital.

“A tractor-trailer rolled over, right off the ramp,” said State Police Trooper Jason Yagodzinski.

“A male party was transported with non-life-threatening injuries.”

Only the driver of the tractor-trailer was hurt in the single-vehicle accident, the cause of which remains under investigation.

The accident occurred at approximately 2 a.m., Yagodzinski said, and the exit remained closed 12 hours later as workers finished guardrail repair.

Police reported traffic had resumed by 5 p.m.

The driver, Michael T. Farrell, 46, of Rochester, N.Y., was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield with a complaint of back pain, according to a state police spokesman.

Farrell was still being evaluated Monday evening, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

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