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A truck carrying kosher glycerin overturned last Thursday at 59th Street and Archer Road in Summit snarling traffic in town for hours. (Supplied photos)

A truck carrying kosher glycerin overturned last Thursday at 59th Street and Archer Road in Summit snarling traffic in town for hours. (Supplied photos)

Overturned truck causes headache for Summit drivers

By Carol McGowan

A tanker truck overturned around 7:30 a.m. last Thursday on Archer Road just south of 59th Street in Summit.

The truck was going eastbound on 59th Street, and turned to head southbound onto Archer Road when it tipped over.

The driver of the truck was transported to an area hospital, but was expected to be okay, Summit firefighters said.

The tanker was carrying kosher glycerin, a food product.

“It was a non-hazardous situation, which was good as clean up would have taken a lot longer if it was hazardous,” said Summit Fire Department Chief Wayne Hanson adding that no firefighters were injured. “The Summit Fire Department, Police Department and Kustom Towing did a great job in handling the clean-up and getting the road opened.”

The truck was on its side for about five hours and Archer Road re-opened at 12:30 p.m.

Traffic was a headache throughout town as Harlem Avenue has ongoing roadwork at Archer Avenue creating a gridlock on the side streets with those trying to get to Harlem as an alternate.

This was the second truck this year to overturn at that location.

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