5 Homes EvacuatedAfter Gas-Bearing RigFlips On Interstate 88

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5 Homes Evacuated

After Gas-Bearing Rig

Flips On Interstate 88

Tractor-Trailer Not XNG’s, Company Says

This compressed natural gas rig toppled off I-88 yesterday morning north of Cobleskill.   The owner of the shipment was not identified. (State Police photo)

CENTRAL BRIDGE – A tractor-trailer carrying compressed natural gas overturned Sunday morning on Interstate 88, shutting the highway and resulting in the precautionary evacuation of five homes, the Schenectady Gazette is reporting this morning.

The rig was not owned by XNG, that company that had been routing trucks through Otsego County, according to company Vice President Matt Smith.  Since last fall, most of those trucks have been rerouted into Chenango County.

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