Talc truck flips, closing Route 100August 24,2013Talc truck flips,
closing Route 100
WESTON — A tractor-trailer carrying more than 20 tons of talc overturned on Route 100, shutting down one lane for about six hours Friday morning.
Kenneth Schomber, 50, of Montpelier, Ind., was driving a 2012 Kenworth tractor-trailer south on Route 100 and was rounding a curve at 8:40 a.m. when the vehicle went off the road and overturned onto its side, according to Trooper Paul Dean of the Vermont State Police.
Schomber was uninjured, Dean said, but the contents of the trailer proved to be a chore to remove.
The trailer was carrying 15 pallets of talc powder: 55 bags on each pallet, each bag weighing 50 pounds. The entire load weighed about 41,000 pounds.
The bags were manually removed from the trailer and reloaded on the pallets, which were then loaded on a second tractor-trailer.
Dean said large wreckers were used to return the overturned vehicle to an upright position so it could be towed away.
Schomber was issued a ticket for driving too fast for conditions, Dean said. A commercial motor vehicle inspection will be conducted to determine any potential violations, he said.MORE IN This Just In
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