A big rig hauling garbage rolled over as it left Route 17 west of Binghamton, spilling its load on a grassy area next to an exit ramp.

The tractor-trailer operated by Colucci Trucking of Rome had been eastbound on the expressway. It crashed at Exit 71 just after 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

The trailer was filled with several tons of household trash being hauled to a landfill.

A Western Star truck crash in Johnson City on November 5, 2020. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The man who had been driving the truck told WNBF News he was not injured but was "a bit sore."

Heavy-duty wreckers were sent to the scene. Traffic was maintained on the exit ramp shortly after the crash occurred. A detour was expected around the scene when crews began working to clean up the mess.

Household trash was being transported in a tractor-trailer that overturned off Route 17 in Johnson City. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Enter your number to get our free mobile app

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com

For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.