Crash shuts Route 22A for around 5 hours in Benson

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BENSON — The Orwell Volunteer Fire Department was toned out for a tractor-trailer accident on Rt 22A just north of the Benson town line yesterday morning.

According to unofficial reports from the scene, a southbound grain truck went into the ditch to avoid a tractor-trailer in his lane.

No other vehicles were involved.

No injuries were reported.

Route 22A was shut down in both directions for nearly 5 hours before reopening for alternating single-lane traffic.

Benson Fire assisted with northbound traffic control.

Middlebury Regional Emergency & Medical Services, Inc., The Middlebury Fire Department Heavy Rescue, Vermont DMV Traffic Enforcement, Vermont State Police, Castleton Police Department, and Green Mountain Power were all on the scene.

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