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Police Reports: Stones Spill Out Over Route 25

A truck driver was fined after spilling stones all over the south lane of Main Street Tuesday.

Drivers swerved over the center line of Main Street at 1:40 Tuesday afternoon to avoid a scattering of stones that a truck had spilled all over the south bound lane — completely covering it for about 100 yards.

Police said a Griffin Brothers Construction truck loaded with close to 21 tons of one-and-a-quarter-inch stones taken from the O&G Quarry on Cambridge Drive was on its way to Westport, when an accidental spill occurred while turning onto Route 25 from Pepper Street.

Stones carpeted the south lane from Stepney Fire Station 2 at 801 Main Street to Fairmont Drive, police said.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation was contacted and a general foreman from the quarry dispatched a loader, street sweeper and laborers in an ATV with shovels to clean Main Street, according to the report.

The sweeper followed the loader, cleaning up what was left, police said, adding the laborers cleaned the catch basins and DOT employees inspected and approved the clean up efforts.

A Westport police officer was sent to the job site and confirmed the truck's load  and Griffin Bothers Construction was contacted.

After a day of trying to work through the construction company to contact its driver, police said a company attorney called the Monroe Police Department on Wednesday and told them the driver would come by in the afternoon, police said.

The driver, 54, of Shelton was issued a fine for the accident.

jim laguardia May 03, 2012 at 07:04 PM
they are constantly not stopping at the stop sign coming onto pepper street and spilling stuff all over there also

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