Slick conditions cause Bridgton plow truck to tip over

SLIDING SAND TRUCK — A Bridgton Public Works Department sand/plow truck lies on its side on South High Street following Monday’s rollover.  (Photo courtesy WCSH-TV News)

SLIDING SAND TRUCK — A Bridgton Public Works Department sand/plow truck lies on its side on South High Street following Monday’s rollover. (Photo courtesy WCSH-TV News)

By Gail Geraghty
Staff Writer
One of Bridgton’s newer plow trucks was damaged Monday when its driver slid on icy South High Street, tipping the truck onto its side.
Bridgton Public Works Department employee and driver Gary Arris was transported by United Ambulance to Bridgton Hospital, complaining of back and neck pain, following the 9:53 a.m. accident.
Police Officer Phil Jones said Arris was headed into town on South High Street near Warren Road when the accident occurred. Jones said Arris was attempting to make a left turn when the 2013 International sand/plow truck slid on the slippery road and tipped over, coming to rest on its side in the street.
“It was really unfortunate. The roads got cold so quickly” that the icing on the pavement wasn’t anticipated, Jones said.
Volunteers from the Bridgton Fire Department assisted police with traffic control as the street was closed off for a short time while a towing company came to right the truck onto its wheels and towed it away. Jones said the truck was not totaled, and that there appeared to be minor damage to the passenger side of the cab.

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