Tractor-Trailer Collision on U.S. 220
NEW ALBANY, P.A. (WENY) -- In what could be described as a minor miracle, no one was hurt in a fiery crash involving two tractor-trailers on State Route 220 in New Albany, just south of Monroeton, after 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The crash caused both trucks’ engines to explode, causing a massive fire, spilling diesel fuel all over the road, and pulling down power and utility lines.
Emergency crews say there were no injuries, and both drivers were able to get out of their trucks on their own. As of 6 p.m. on Wednesday, that part of Route 220 remains closed, and a detour is in place.
“We're currently in the process of cleanup. Route 220 is going to be closed for an extended period,” Jeff Rosenheck, Bradford County Emergency Management Coordinator, said. “Penn Dot has set up detour routes using Route 6, Wyalusing, New Albany Road, and Route 414 out of Monroeton.”
Fire Departments from both Bradford and Sullivan Counties responded to the crash.