SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Spring has arrived in Syracuse and so has the first crash of the season at the Onondaga Lake Parkway bridge.
The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office alerted the public that the westbound lanes of the Onondaga Lake Parkway, heading toward the Village of Liverpool, were closed until further notice at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20. At 7:08 p.m. lanes were reopened after being closed for six hours.
A tractor-trailer struck the CSX railroad bridge shortly after 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, 64-year-old Lincoln Deloach was ticketed for Disobeyed Traffic Control Device and Imprudent Speed. According to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, Deloach was uninjured in the crash.
Clean-up was underway from debris from the truck that was scattered around the road, beneath and just past the railroad bridge for almost six hours.
CSX has been notified to inspect the bridge for damage and the Department of Transportation (DOT) is on-site to replace the bright orange flashing on the bridge used to warn drivers.
The westbound lanes were closed for a total of six hours.
This is the second time a tractor-trailer has crashed into the Onondaga Lake Parkway Bridge this year and the 30th since 2020.