Chief Michael B. Mansfield
32 North Main St.
Andover, MA 01810
For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
All Lanes of I-495 Southbound in Andover Closed due to Tractor-Trailer Rollover
ANDOVER — Fire Chief Michael Mansfield reports that Andover Fire Rescue and Massachusetts State Police are on scene after a tractor-trailer truck rolled over on I-495 Southbound.
Rescuers responded to I-495 Southbound near the I-93 interchange at approximately 5:10 p.m. Upon arrival, they found a truck on its side blocking the roadway. The driver of the truck was removed from the vehicle and transported to Lawrence General Hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
The crash has resulted in the closure of all three travel lanes on I-495 Southbound in the area. There are significant traffic delays, and delays should be expected throughout the late afternoon.
Two heavy-duty wreckers from Coady’s Towing Services are on scene attempting to remove the truck from the roadway in order to allow traffic to pass.
The truck rolled as it entered I-495 from I-93. The trailer was loaded with metal shelving, and there are no hazardous materials concerns.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash. The crash is under investigation.