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May 30, 2017 9:38 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: Overturned Truck Cleared On CR 39 In Tuckahoe; All Lanes Reopened

Officials work to clear the accident Tuesday morning. JEN NEWMAN
May 30, 2017 4:27 PM

UPDATE: 2:30 p.m.

The driver of the truck that turned over on County Road 39 Tuesday morning was identified as Weston Rodgers, a San Tan Valley, Arizona resident.

Mr. Rodgers, 24, was traveling westbound on County Road 39 and quickly turned towards Magee Street to avoid a collision, causing the sand and stone contents in his truck to spill out onto the eastbound lane, according to Southampton Town Police Lieutenant Susan Ralph. She noted that Mr. Rodgers sustained only "minor" injuries.

The 30-year-old truck belonged to East Hampton-based Wisner Enterprises, LLC, Lt. Ralph said.

Along with assisting with the sediment, the Southampton Fire Department helped contain and clean up a small diesel fuel leak at the scene, according to Mr. Brenner.

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m.

An overturned truck on County Road 39 was cleared as of 11 a.m., Tuesday morning, according to Southampton Fire Chief Chris Brenner.

All lanes on County Road 39 were then reopened.

Mr. Brenner noted that the accident could have been much worse.

"It could have been catastrophic, that dump truck, if it hit another car," Mr. Brenner said, Tuesday.

Details about the driver were not immediately available.

ORIGINAL STORY:

An overturned truck blocked eastbound lanes of County Road 39 in Tuckahoe Tuesday morning, causing delays in both directions.

A truck transporting dirt overturned Tuesday morning at about 8:20 a.m. at the intersection of County Road 39 and Magee Street. As of 9:30 a.m., Southampton Town Police and Southampton Fire Department personnel were still diverting traffic and working to clear the scene. A Rapid Recovery tow truck was also at the site of the accident.

The accident significantly backed up traffic heading eastbound. Westbound traffic was also affected, as emergency personnel blocked westbound traffic from time to time so eastbound vehicles could get through.

Further information was not immediately available.

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 incredibly the police did not divert traffic down to old montauk highway so the cleanup could be done without the backed up traffic. brainless
By rivlino (1), east hampton on May 30, 17 3:17 PM
hello sir, were you tangled up in the traffic?
By cox3500 (4), Southampton on May 30, 17 6:43 PM
Yeah because we all know that Montauk Highway is totally void of traffic in the morning. Look what happened a few years ago when cops shut down County road 39. Its the summer. Traffic is normal on this road.
By Spinny OHO (94), Speonk on May 30, 17 8:05 PM
Oh how nice it would be if those, WHO COULD, took the train in their commute to the east end. Obviously I mean those who work in offices, stores, maybe the hospital staff etc. We all know that those workers who need their trucks cannot use the train!
By summertimegal (97), southampton on Jun 8, 17 12:37 PM