Dump truck flips in Norway; no injuries

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NORWAY — Police blocked off a section of Route 118 after a dump truck tipped over at about 4 p.m. Thursday.

No injuries were reported in the wreck, but traffic was snarled because two wreckers were needed to pull the overturned dump truck out of a ditch.

Police were not releasing the drivers’ names Thursday night.

Norway police said a wide load was being hauled down Route 118 around the time of the crash. The driver of a car had stopped to let the load pass, according to Norway police Officer John Lewis.

The driver of the dump truck came up behind the stopped car after rounding a curve, Lewis said. Unable to stop in time to avoid a collision, the truck driver swerved to the side of the road, clipping the car and flipping the truck onto its side.

Lewis said the dump truck was fully loaded at the time.

Police were continuing their investigate Thursday night.

A section of Route 118 in Norway is closed to traffic Thursday afternoon after a dump truck clipped the back of a car that had pulled over to allow a wide load to pass. The truck, background, tipped over into a ditch trying to avoid the collision, police said. (Charles Blaquiere photo)

A dump truck lies on its side next to Route 118 in Norway on Thursday afternoon while a wrecker is prepared to put it back on the highway. No one was injured in the accident, Norway officer John Lewis said. (Chuck Blaquiere photo)

A dump truck tipped over at about 4 p.m. Thursday on Route 118 in Norway. No injuries were reported in the wreck. (Charles Blaquiere photo)

A dump truck lies in a ditch beside Route 118 in Norway on Thursday afternoon after the driver tried to avoid hitting a stopped car on the highway, Norway police officer John Lewis said. There were no injuries, he said. (Chuck Blaquiere photo)

A dump truck lies in a ditch beside Route 118 in Norway on Thursday afternoon after the driver tried to avoid hitting a stopped car on the highway, Norway police officer John Lewis said. There were no injuries, he said. (Chuck Blaquiere photo)

A dump truck tipped over at about 4 p.m. Thursday on Route 118 in Norway. No injuries were reported in the wreck. (Charles Blaquiere photo)

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