10 November 2020

Acting Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander


New York State Troopers from SP Binghamton and the New York State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit responded to tractor trailer that caused a large amount of damage to a neighborhood in the town of Chenango. 

On November 9, 2020 at approximately 9:10 p.m., Troopers responded to Trafford Road in the town of Chenango for a report of property damage involving a tractor trailer. 

An investigation revealed that a tractor trailer turned north off of Trafford Road onto Councilman Road because of road construction on Upper Front Street.  Once the driver turned onto Councilman Road the tractor trailer struck and uprooted a large tree.  The tree became lodged in between the tractor and trailer.  The driver continued on Councilman Road and turned onto Savitch Road, striking numerous power lines and damaging several power hookups to homes in the neighborhood.  No injuries were reported.

The New York State Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit reminds truck drivers that tractor trailers over 65-feet in length and/or 53-foot trailers are limited to the roadways that they can travel on because of their size.  The Troop C Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit is aggressive in their enforcement of these regulations to help prevent more accidents like this occurring. 

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