Main Street closed by septic truck accident
A septic system pumping truck was in an accident, closing Ridgefield’s Main Street for more than two hours. The truck had to be pumped before it could be towed.
Main Street was closed from about 10 a.m. to about 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, between Branchville Road to Market Street.
“It was a two-car accident that involved a septic truck,” an officer on the Ridgefield Police dispatch desk said.
An 85-year-old man was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
At about 10:45 police could not say how long the road closure would go on. But about 10:06 an officer on the radio could be heard saying “Main Street is going to be shut down for prolonged operations.”
Police said Main Street re-opened about noon.
The accident occurred about 9:50 a.m., at Main Street and King Lane.
It involved what was apparently a fully loaded Westchester Septic Service truck, which lost both its front wheels, with the axle on the ground.
Police were trying to get an in-town sanitation service to come and assist by pumping out the truck so it could be towed without danger of spilling its load.
An earlier version of this story mistakenly reported that the contents of pumped septic system were spilled onto Main Street.