Garbage truck rollover briefly blocks Glenn-Muldoon on-ramp
An overturned garbage truck temporarily blocked northbound traffic Monday from Muldoon Road onto the Glenn Highway, Anchorage police said.
Police spokesman MJ Thim said the truck, with the Municipality of Anchorage’s Solid Waste Services, had crashed near the on-ramp from Muldoon’s northbound lanes onto the highway northbound.
“We got a report about 10 o’clock this morning for an overturned trash truck that had flipped fully on its side,” Thim said. “Trash had come out.”
SWS spokeswoman Suzanna Caldwell said the truck had been hauling refuse from the municipality’s Central Transfer Station to its landfill near Eagle River when the single-vehicle wreck took place. A cleanup crew had been sent to the scene.
“APD did respond; they did not cite the driver,” Caldwell said. “He was taken to a local hospital with some pain in his legs.”
The on-ramp was initially reopened soon after the crash, but Thim said a second afternoon closure was necessary to right the truck and fully clear the wreck.
A KTVA photographer said traffic was moving on the on-ramp again shortly after 2 p.m. Monday.
Andy Nitchman contributed information to this story.