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A tractor-trailer combo lies on its side Dec. 5 after rolling over on the Tilghman Street West Exit off ramp to Route 309 North, South Whitehall Township. Spill control material was placed on the roadway to help prevent the spread of diesel fuel beyond the ramp. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography A tractor-trailer combo lies on its side Dec. 5 after rolling over on the Tilghman Street West Exit off ramp to Route 309 North, South Whitehall Township. Spill control material was placed on the roadway to help prevent the spread of diesel fuel beyond the ramp. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDEmployees of Hauser Trucking use a mallet and wedge to puncture the saddle tank in order to use an air powered vacuum to empty the tank’s remaining fuel from the tractor. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDEmployees of Hauser Trucking use a mallet and wedge to puncture the saddle tank in order to use an air powered vacuum to empty the tank’s remaining fuel from the tractor. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography

Tractor-trailer combo overturns in South Whitehall Township

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

A tractor-trailer combo traveling northbound on Route 309 rolled on its side 9:30 a.m. Dec. 5 as it entered the Tilghman Street West exit, South Whitehall Township.

The truck driver was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

No report on the driver’s condition was available.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps, South Whitehall Police, and Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn fire departments responded and were able to quickly extricate the driver from the big rig.

Fuel oil spilled onto the ramp from a ruptured fuel tank.

Quick action by firefighters kept the fuel from escaping from the ramp.

Hauser Trucking Company, South Whitehall, had heavy lift wreckers on scene to upright the tractor-trailer combo.