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Hanover Evening Sun

'Icy conditions' on York Road after truck hauling ice flips

By Harrison Jones, Hanover Evening Sun,


Route 116 was closed for roughly three hours Friday morning when a truck hauling ice flipped off the roadway, officials said.

Emergency crews were called to the scene around 9:33 a.m. on the 5700 block of York Road, Route 116, in North Codorus Township, according to North Codorus Township Fire Department Chief 12-1 Marvin Stine.

The only person involved in the crash, the driver of the ice truck, was taken to Hanover Hospital, Stine said. No other vehicles appeared to be involved, he said.

Stine said the truck was fully loaded with bags of ice and had just picked up the load of ice when the crash happened.

During the crash, the truck struck a telephone pole, ripping the back end of the truck off of it and dumping ice across the field, Stine said.

Crews worked for about three hours to unload bags of ice from the truck, and had to call in two large rotator vehicles in order to lift the truck safely. Clean bags of ice were reloaded onto another truck from the company.

As the ice was not hazardous to the environment, personnel from the ice company worked to cut open and dump out the damaged or dirty bags of ice into the field, Stine said.

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