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Jun 6, 2015 1:54 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Truck Hits LIRR Overpass in East Hampton Saturday Morning

A truck driver drove into an East Hampton train trestle on Saturday morning. MICHAEL WRIGHT
Jun 8, 2015 12:48 PM

An East Hampton Town sanitation truck hit the Long Island Rail Road trestle on North Main Street in East Hampton on Saturday morning, causing a roll-off cart to fall off onto the street. The road was closed for an hour while a crew loaded the cart back onto the truck.

According to East Hampton Town Highway Superintendent Steve Lynch, trucks with roll-off carts do not fit under the trestle—a fact the town driver simply “forgot.”

The trestle was not damaged, and the road was reopened by 1 p.m.


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I'm wracking my brain....can't figure out where to direct a driver with a tall truck to go if he wants to get north of Montauk Hughway in East Hampton that doesn't have a short trestle.... Maybe Toilsome into the village? Suggestions????????
By TTTTrina (13), East Hampton on Jun 6, 15 2:37 PM
Most oversized trucks take Green Hollow Rd, Buckskill Rd, Stephen Hands Path, Cedar St, North Main St...or Abraham's Path to Springs.
By MarineEas1999 (1), Sag Harbor on Jun 6, 15 3:16 PM
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Any road where you drive OVER the tracks!
By Arnold Timer (327), Sag Harbor on Jun 6, 15 3:25 PM
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I think TTTTrina was making the point that most trucks can't cross OVER the railroad tracks in East Hampton Village because the Village has banned thru truck traffic on its streets. It's the usual Village snobbiness; the Village doesn't want to share the burden of traffic and has used its geographic location to force trucks to go around.
By Brigette (11), Amagansett on Jun 6, 15 4:16 PM
forgot????? hello
By xtiego (698), bridgehampton on Jun 7, 15 8:04 PM
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