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Icy Road Caused Truck To Slide; Situation Soon Righted, XNG Says

Icy Road Caused Truck To Slide;

Situation Soon Righted, XNG Says

COOPERSTOWN – A spokesman for XNG said the truck incident Friday evening occurred when a driver, slowing on icy Route 205 north of Hartwick hamlet as the driver in front of him turned into a driveway, “slid partially off the road … and that was it.”

“There was no driver error,” said XNG’s Jon Pierce.  “There was no equipment failure.  There was no danger.  The truck was (soon) back on the roadway.”

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SECOND XNG TRUCK RUNS OFF RT. 205

2ND XNG TRUCK

RUNS OFF RT. 205

RIG SENT ON WAY, ACTIVIST SAYS

A second XNG natural-gas carrier has driven off Route 205, according to Bill Huston, an activist from the Binghamton area, the last of three trucks driving in tandem.  First call went out at 6:30 p.m. last night.   “The third in the group was driving too fast up the hill, lost control and had to drive into a ditch yards away from the accident that occurred just months ago,” Huston wrote in an email.  Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene, but the truck was pulled back onto the pavement and sent on its way, he added.  The photo was taken by a emergency responder called to the scene about 9 a.m., Huston said.  The mishap is in the same vicinity at a rig that went off the road and toppled over in September, he added.
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