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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.”

Empty XNG Truck Flips On Rte. 205


Empty XNG Truck

Flips On Route 205

This is the kind of XNG truck that has been traversing Otsego County. The local trucks have the logo on the cab, but the trailers are plain white.

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to

TOWN OF BURLINGTON – An empty XNG truck en route south from the company’s Little Falls plant went off Route 205 about two miles south of Route 80 at 8:20 a.m. today, according to county Emergency Services Director Art Klinger.

The driver was shook-up, but was able to tell emergency personnel arriving at the scene that the tanker was empty, Klinger said.

“There was no release of gas at any time,” XNG Vice President Matt Smith emphasized in an email received a few moments ago.

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