Food Waste Flows Towards Shawsheen River After Truck Accident on Old Billerica Road

Food Waste Flows Towards Shawsheen River After Truck Accident on Old Billerica Road

A truck from Motion King Solutions was associated in an accident on Thursday afternoon on Aged Billerica Highway. Staff members picture by Wayne Braverman

A sewer vacuum truck slid and rolled over just outside of the island garden at the intersection of Web page Road and Old Billerica Road early Thursday afternoon. Targeted traffic in the location was knocked down to 1 lane although Bedford police, hearth, DPW, and officers from the Massachusetts Division of Environmental Protection did their get the job done at the scene.

The truck included in the single-vehicle incident is owned by Action King Services of Lowell. Contents of the car or truck, thought to be foodstuff waste from an area restaurant, leaked from the significant tank, flowed down the aspect of Aged Billerica Street and continued heading downhill on to Page Highway, heading correct by the Shawsheen River. 

Greg Murray of Mass DEP reported some of the squander may perhaps have long gone into the river. He also explained he believed that the greasy waste would not build a significant environmental challenge in the river and would be cleaned up. As of Thursday night time, the DEP was however at the scene.

The induce of the accident is below investigation by Bedford Law enforcement. 

The incident could have been a large amount even worse. The driver of the truck and a passenger ended up both taken to Lahey Clinic the injuries are considered to be insignificant.

The truck crashed by a guard rail, knocked down a household mailbox, and stopped with its rear bumper touching a utility pole, which appeared to be undamaged. 

The truck by itself suffered damage, together with a lot of dents on the front, rear, sides, and roof, a poorly cracked windshield, and damaged mirrors. The huge storage tank also detached.

A lot of staff from Mal’s Assistance Center invested a handful of several hours carefully hoping to get the tank back up on the truck prior to towing it away.

Staff from the Bedford Office of General public Performs cleaned up the stenchy waste from the truck and sanded the influenced roadways.