Toppled truck causes traffic troubles on Route 422 in Amity

Both eastbound lanes of highway closed for 5-1/2 hours Tuesday morning

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Published: Oct 09 2012 12:40:37 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2012 06:13:38 PM EDT
Route 422 truck accident

An accident involving a toppled truck has been causing traffic troubles on Route 422 in eastern Berks County.

The accident was reported at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday on Route 422 East, at Route 662, in Amity Township, just before the entrance to the Pottstown Bypass.

A dump truck hauling a load of ground-up macadam veered out of control around a curve, rolled onto its side and sheared a utility pole, officials said.

The truck's driver was not injured.

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The eastbound lanes of 422 were closed until about 7 a.m. while crews removed the truck and the macadam it spilled, said police.

One lane of the highway remained closed until approximately 3 p.m. while Met-Ed crews replace the damaged pole, police said.