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Tractor-trailer blocks Route 49 eastbound near Rome

Photo courtesy of Gloria Scalise Piazza

A disabled tractor-trailer is blocking both eastbound lanes on Route 49 just after the Griffiss Park exit.

Posted: Mar 31, 2020 11:00 AM
Updated: Mar 31, 2020 5:32 PM

ROME, N.Y. – A disabled tractor-trailer blocked both eastbound lanes on Route 49 just after the Griffiss Park exit Tuesday morning.

Authorities were called to the scene around 10:40 a.m.

Police say the truck driver appears to have missed his exit, and attempted to make a U-turn before getting stuck across the highway.

The driver was issued a ticket for failure to obey a traffic sign.

No injuries were reported.

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