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Tractor trailer caught on Platte Clove Mountain.

On February 6 at 3:29 p.m., Saugerties police spoke back to a 911 name reporting a disabled tractor trailer on Platte Clove Street within the The town of Saugerties. Upon arrival, officials discovered that 48-year-old Joseph James Brooks, of Johnstown NY, used to be running a 2019 FRG semi, pulling a 2007, 53-foot Stoughton trailer, when Brooks did not abide to caution indicators and a number of other highway closure indicators that Platte Clove Mountain used to be closed for the season.

Brooks as a substitute, persevered to power section approach up the mountain, when he discovered he may just now not proceed because of the street prerequisites. Brooks tried to show the tractor trailer round, wedging the semi and trailer totally around the roadway. Discovering he used to be not able to dislodge from his state of affairs, Brooks referred to as 911.

Police contacted a heavy tow for session at the highway danger. Steyer’s Towing spoke back and made up our minds that the tractor trailer may just best be moved from the northern aspect of Platte Clove. Steyer’s proceeded to the Hunter aspect of West Saugerties Street, best to seek out that because of icy highway prerequisites, the tractor trailer may just no longer be in an instant got rid of. In any case, on February 7, 24 hours later, the semi and trailer have been in any case got rid of from the roadway.

Brooks won 4 site visitors tickets from police for failing to abide by means of the posted site visitors keep watch over gadgets.