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UPDATED: Tractor-trailer on its side on Route 63, Pavilion

A tractor-trailer has reportedly rolled onto its side on Route 63, near River Road, in Pavilion.

Pavilion fire is dispatched.

UPDATE 7:55 a.m.: A firefighter on location reports extrication will be needed.

UPDATE 8:08 a.m.: A diesel tank has ruptured. A large amount of fuel has spilled. Emergency Services requested to the scene. Pads and booms requested.

UPDATE 11:45 a.m.: One lane on northbound Route 63 remains closed. It's going to be awhile before it reopens. This morning, authorities were waiting for NYS DOT to come out and remove the guard rail on the east shoulder. The truck can't be pulled forward because of a large cement culvert outlet directly ahead of it. The DEC wanted the remaining diesel fuel from both tanks offloaded first, too. A good deal of fuel spilled down the drainage ditch that runs along the side of the road. Firefighters seem to have stopped the drainage about 100 yards south of the accident scene. The driver apparently fell asleep. He was transported by Mercy EMS to UMMC for treatment of minor injuries.

UPDATE 12:48 p.m.: Route 63 is closed in both directions pending removal of the disabled tractor-trailer.

UPDATE 4:01 p.m.: The tractor-trailer has been removed. The road should reopen shortly.

Mardell Lamb
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Joined: Apr 22 2009

He got pretty far after going over the guardrail. Seems like it's almost half way up the hill! Glad no one was seriously hurt. Imagine if he veered to the left...

Good pics, Howard. Thanks.

Ron C Welker
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Joined: May 30 2008

Glad the driver is ok.
I live just off of route 63 and the trucks come flyin in to the city and only slow down for traffic or the light at harvester when they have to. Isn't there something we can do to discourage them from coming through the city? Try to get off Buell street some time without getting rolled over by a Canadian trucker, the blind spot looking under bridge doesn't give one much time to beat them going 40 MPH. A stop and go was at that intersection years ago, why not now?

cj sruger
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Joined: Jun 18 2009

the semi's on 63 are the worst, mostly from canada. I drive it daily and many times following them when they swerve well over the double yellow line, in the curves between Batavia and Pavilion. Lots of times late at night when there is little traffic. That road is not made for that kind of traffic, but thank the NY thuway tolls for that traffic.

Ron C Welker
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Joined: May 30 2008

You know then how loud and disturbing a JAKE BRAKE at all hours of the night can sit u up in bed. I think the congestion on main street is directly linked to the truck traffic.
I know how important the trucking industry is to our country, but speeding through a small congested city with the only savings being tolls seems ridiculous to me. Not to mention the time lost doing so.

Bob Price
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Joined: Nov 15 2008

Savings is not only tolls,but fuel and time is also saved-if they had to take the Thruway to Henrietta-that's around 28 miles or so,then I'm not sure on distance to Geneseo,but I'm guessing another 28 miles or so to Geneseo headed south on 390. They save at least 1/2 the distance by going Rt 63. It's a problem that will never get better,only worse with rising fuel costs,tolls,and shippers looking to get goods there NOW........

freddieg's picture
Joined: May 29 2008

Bob, You are very correct. I have complained for sometime. It is a dangerous situation. Many accidents(Texaco Town), dead(Domestic) animals, speeding in Batavia, and an absence of law enforcement, especially in the morning. It has fallen on deaf ears. Pavilion was not structured to handle 1 truck every 45 seconds, 24/7. I have personally witnessed a Truck coming down the hill from The School, blast his horn at Rt 19 Intersection, and blow through the Red Light. The answer I got from our State Senator was" Everybody in Albany knows about the situation, I told them", but the DOT refuses to do anything>

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