Rt. 47 closed for 6 hours

By on August 6, 2009

by Susan O’Neill
SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Police shut down Route 47 between Prairie Street and Jericho Road between 3 and 9 p.m. on Monday after a 40,000 pound slab of concrete crushed the cab of the truck transporting it.

The concrete slab shifted on the trailer when the driver of the truck, Joseph Durham, slowed down. Durham suffered minor injuries. The Sugar Grove Fire Department took him to an area hospital, where he was treated and released.

The road was shut down for six hours when a crane was brought in to move the 40-foot-long piece of concrete to another trailer.