Traffic Alert: Truck Strikes Bridge on Onondaga Lake Parkway

Submitted by Benjamin Townsend on Fri, 04/26/2024 - 08:54 AM

Salina, NY — Early this morning at approximately 8:18 AM, a large box truck collided with the low railroad bridge on Onondaga Lake Parkway, near the village of Liverpool. The accident has prompted a complete closure of the parkway in both directions as emergency services work to assess the damage and clear the scene.

Despite multiple signs warning against commercial vehicles on the parkway and traffic control measures in place, the bridge, known for its low clearance, continues to be a hotspot for collisions. Local authorities are on-site managing the situation and investigating the cause of the crash.

Commuters are advised to avoid the area and seek alternative routes. Further updates will be provided as they become available.

Truck has struck the railroad bridge

Update 9:28 AM: Truck Freed from Bridge, Onondaga Lake Parkway Still Closed
The box truck that earlier today struck the railroad bridge on Onondaga Lake Parkway has been removed as of 9:23 AM. The vehicle is identified as belonging to Ryder Trucks, a company known for its comprehensive range of transportation and logistics services including fleet management, vehicle leasing, and supply chain solutions.

Despite the truck's removal, Onondaga Lake Parkway remains closed to traffic. Cleanup crews are currently at the scene, working to clear the debris left from the collision. The parkway continues to be off-limits as officials ensure all hazards are addressed before reopening the road to the public.

Update 9:38: Parkway reopened to eastbound traffic (towards the city). Westbound traffic remains closed while the truck is removed.

Update 9:45: Traffic re-opened in both directions.

Truck has struck the railroad bridge