Road closes in Brimfield after truck gets stuck - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

Road closes in Brimfield after truck gets stuck

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(photo courtesy Brimfield Police Department) (photo courtesy Brimfield Police Department)
BRIMFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

A truck in Brimfield became stuck Tuesday afternoon leaving a section of St. Clair Road completely blocked.

The Brimfield Police Department made the announcement at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"St. Clair Road is closed to through traffic due to a boxed truck that has wedged itself across the road," explained police on their Facebook page.

Police warned drivers to find an alternate route.

Nearly an hour later and the truck was removed opening the road back up. This was just after 2:15 p.m. 

Officer Ryan Olszta had the following to say about what happened:

"The truck was making a delivery and attempted to pull out of a driveway and attempted to make a left hand turn on St. Clair and when he did...the ground was supposed to be hard packed, but it wasn't.  His tires got stuck, then he went to go forward his front tires got stuck in the embankment on the other side of the road. He had the unfortunate pleasure of finding out that both sides of the road were too soft. No wrongdoing on the operator’s part."

Ultimately the truck was wedged out by Sturbridge Service Center using a heavy duty wrecker.

"He was so stuck he needed to be winched out with heavy machinery," Olszta told Western Mass News.

Police say the operator was able to drive away. Luckily, no damage to the truck occurred. 

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