Clifton Park

Trailer with boom lift strikes Northway overpass in Clifton Park; Shuts southbound lanes

The scene Tuesday morning on the Northway at Exit 9.
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The scene Tuesday morning on the Northway at Exit 9.

CLIFTON PARK – A boom lift being towed on a trailer by a truck struck a Northway overpass Wednesday morning, shutting southbound lanes near the scene, state police said.

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No injuries were reported, but photos from the scene showed damage to the Sitterly Road overpass – a sliced beam. Sitterly Road is just south of Exit 9.

The damage came just below a final sign affixed to the overpass showing the actual overpass clearance of 14 feet, 4 inches.

The crash shut the southbound lanes between Exits 10 and 9 and south of Exit 9 and they remained shut at 11:30 a.m., according to state police and 511ny.

State police tweeted just after 11 a.m. that the southbound lanes would remain closed until further notice. The Exit 11 southbound ramp was also closed and the Sitterly Road overpass remained closed.

The state police tweet included a closeup of the damage to the bridge, showing the large gash in the beam.

There was no immediate word on when the Northway would reopen or when the overpass would reopen.

511ny lists the incident’s start time as 5:33 a.m.

All southbound traffic was being diverted.

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Photos from our Erica Miller and the New York State Police

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Damage on the overpass, just under to the “Actual Clearance” sign. ERICA MILLER/THE DAILY GAZETTE

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Traffic backed up down Route 9 southbound in Jonesville. ERICA MILLER/THE DAILY GAZETTE

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The boom lift on the Northway. New York State Police photo.

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A closeup of the damage to the underpass. New York State Police photo.

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