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No one was injured in a single-vehicle incident involving a tractor trailer at the junction of Routes 2 and 7 in Williamstown early Monday morning.
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The sign that normally hangs on the side of the road at the A-Frame Bakery is seen leaning against the building on Monday morning.
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Skid marks are visible on Cold Spring Road (Route 7) leading to an overturned tractor trailer.
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Wreckers on scene wait to help with the removal of the overturned truck.
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An overview of the intersection where the Taconic Trail (Route 2) meets Cold Spring Road (Route 7).
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The overturned tractor trailer's cargo awaits the arrival of another truck at the scene of Monday's accident.

Tractor Trailer Overturns at Route 2 and 7 Intersection in Williamstown

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires.com Sports
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — No one was injured early Monday morning when an 18-wheeler overturned at the notorious junction of Routes 2 and 7 near Margaret Lindley Park.
 
Williamstown Police reported on Facebook that the single vehicle accident occurred at about 5 a.m. and warned that motorists should expect "intermittent delays" through mid-afternoon while the scene was cleared.
 
"[A] tractor trailer carrying food products flipped over at the Cold Spring Road/Taconic Trail intersection," police reported at about 8:15 Monday morning.
 
As of about 8:30, traffic was going in both directions without impediment. The truck lay on its side, well off the road, on the property of the A-Frame Bakery facing south.
 
Skid marks were visible in the intersection curving south from the Taconic Trail (Route 2) onto Cold Spring Road (Route 7) and leading to the overturned 18-wheeler.
 
A wrecker was on the scene waiting to remove the vehicle, but first its cargo of FairLife milk products needed to be off-loaded onto another truck, which was en route, according to emergency personnel at the scene.
 
The most visible damage to the A-Frame property was to its road sign sign, which apparently was knocked down in the accident and was leaning up against the side of the building.
 
Williamstown Fire Department personnel, who were on scene monitoring the situation — in part because of an oil leak from the tractor trailer — said that the truck struck one of the large, purple concrete barriers that the bakery installed to protect its property from runaway vehicles coming down the hill on the Taconic Trail.
 
The intersection is well known to be a point of concern in town and has been the site of many incidents over the years. A runaway truck ramp is available to vehicles coming down Route 2 (east) into the junction, but there have been criticisms in the past that there is not enough warning or time for truckers to react going into the well traveled intersection.

Tags: motor vehicle accident,   tractor trailer,   

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Williamstown Fire District Seeks Candidates for Governing Body Spots

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff

Prudential Committee members Ed Briggs, left, and Ed McGowan participate in Wednesday's meeting.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Fire District has targeted Oct. 29 for a special election to fill two new seats on the Prudential Committee.

Now it just needs candidates to fill those seats.
 
In 2018, district voters OKed a proposal to expand the three-member committee that oversees the district. The enabling legislation to change the district's charter was approved in Boston at the end of the most recent session.
 
Rather than wait until its regular election in May, the committee wants to open the new positions as soon as possible, which means an aggressive election calendar that would see nomination papers available in early September and due by the middle of the month.
 
"Nomination papers need to be back and certified 49 days prior to the election," district Clerk/Treasurer Corydon Thurston told the committee at Wednesday's monthly meeting.
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