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Garbage Truck Messes Up Traffic in Watertown Square

A garbage truck struck a pole and leaked fuel in the town's main intersection, and slowing traffic all morning.

A garbage truck struck a pole in Watertown Square Thursday morning, leaked fuel in the roadway and caused traffic snarls when lanes had to be closed to clean up the spill.

"An Allied Waste garbage truck struck a pole in Watertown Square and the gas tank ruptured," Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn said. 

The accident, which occurred at 5:05 a.m., also knocked out power to the traffic lights in Watertown Square, and police had to direct traffic most of the morning, Lawn said.

The truck was going eastbound on Main Street, and struck the poll near the intersection with Galen Street, Lawn said.

Charlie Breitrose (Editor) January 24, 2013 at 10:25 PM
Not sure if yesterday was Allied Waste. The town now uses Republic. But yes, not a good two days for garbage trucks.

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