Timber spill temporarily shuts down I-93 on-ramp in Concord

  • A 2016 Peterbilt tractor-trailer driven by Gabriel Robertson lost its load of timber on the exit 12N on-ramp on Interstate 93 on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. —Courtesy

Monitor staff
Published: 1/28/2020 5:14:12 PM

Several feet of guardrail on Interstate 93 was heavily damaged Tuesday and a portion of the highway closed for more than an hour after a tractor-trailer lost its load of timber, according to New Hampshire State Police.

The crash was reported at about 12:18 p.m. on the exit 12 on-ramp on I-93 north in Concord. On scene, troopers learned that a 2016 Peterbilt tractor-trailer driven by Gabriel Robertson, 46, of Dublin was merging onto I-93 when the timber it was transporting in a 45-foot flatbed shifted, police said. As a result, a strap holding the timber broke, causing numerous beams to spill onto the road.

Police said their initial investigation determined that the load was not properly secured.

The state’s Department of Transportation assisted New Hampshire State Police at the scene of the crash.

Police ask anyone with information about the accident to contact Trooper Matthew Gagnon at Troop D at 223-4381.

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