PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Drivers who normally sail through the Providence area in the early morning hours on Route 95 found quite a different scene Tuesday morning. A tractor trailer carrying wood pallets tipped over, forcing the closure of the Thurbers Ave. exit.
The crash happened around 4 a.m. on the northbound side of the interstate. By 6:30 a.m., crews were able to flip the truck right-side-up and remove it from the highway, allowing them to reopen the travel lanes on the northbound side.
However, at 8 a.m. the Thurbers Ave. exit was still closed - completely blocked by the wood pallets the truck was carrying and creating a back up all the way to the Route 10 exit.
The exit eventually opened later in the morning.
The driver of the tractor trailer was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. The condition of the victim is unknown.
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