Monday, December 20, 2021

Morea Road Closed near Mahanoy City Due to Truck Rollover

Morea Road in Mahanoy Township is closed Monday afternoon after a drill truck overturned.

The incident occurred around 11:30am, Monday, when a truck that was drilling on the south side of Morea Road across from Conoco Gas Station, overturned landing on the trailer of a parked truck.

No injuries were reported but the drill truck began leaking fuel onto Morea Road, prompting a call to the fire department and Schuylkill EMA.

As of 1:30pm, Morea Road was still closed from the entrance to Interstate 81 south to Route 54/Vulcan Hill Road.

State Police were at the scene investigating.  The Humane Fire Company from Mahanoy City assisted with cleanup and traffic control.  Numerous heavy wreckers were called to assist.

We will have more details on this incident when they become available.