UPDATE: Crews On Scene Of Crane Incident In Downtown Salisbury - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

UPDATE: Crews On Scene Of Crane Incident In Downtown Salisbury

Posted: Updated:

SALISBURY, Md. - Crews are on scene in Downtown Salisbury, where a crane reportedly toppled over, hitting a car on a bridge.

WMDT spoke with officials at the scene who said the crane is an older model with fewer stabilization features than newer cranes, so when a piece of the top section of the crane broke off, it caused the bottom part of the crane to topple over, into a nearby bridge. The crane was reportedly working on the site of the old Feldman's building at the time of the incident.

The operator was okay, as was the driver of a black Mercedes sedan that the crane hit on the bridge. According to officials, the bridge is expected to be closed for a considerable amount of time, but officials hope to have it reopened late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

OSHA is investigating the incident, before the scene is cleaned up.

Currently, Mill Street is shut down from Route 50 to the 5 points intersection. Traffic is being redirected to Carroll Street.

Salisbury Fire Department, including a Hazmat truck is on scene. Officials tell WMDT that around 35 gallons of diesel and hydraulic fluid spilled during the crash, but they are containing the leak, as precaution, and it is not a danger to the public.

  • ContestsMore>>

  • Midway Speedway Giveaway

    Midway Speedway Giveaway

    Thursday, June 26 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-06-26 11:57:18 GMT
    Enter to win a Midway Speedway Four Person Park Pass This includes all day at the waterpark, four choice tickets (good for any ride or attraction) and a round of fire mountain golf. Rules No purchaseMore >>
    Enter to win a Midway Speedway Four Person Park Pass This includes all day at the waterpark, four choice tickets (good for any ride or attraction) and a round of fire mountain golf. Rules No purchaseMore >>
  • Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    The WMDT 47 Teachers Who Make a Difference Contest is Sponsored by Accurate Optical: "Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school." Each month weMore >>
    The WMDT 47 "Teachers Who Make a Difference" Sponsored by Accurate Optical Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school.More >>
  • Free Tuition Contest

    Free Tuition Contest

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Newark Man Charged With Vehicular Homicide

    Newark Man Charged With Vehicular Homicide

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-07-27 14:07:43 GMT
    NEWARK, Del. - The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit says they have charged a 21-year-old Newark man with Vehicular Homicide and related charges.More >>
    NEWARK, Del. - The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit says they have charged a 21-year-old Newark man with Vehicular Homicide and related charges in connection with the death of an unidentified adult male bicyclist, last evening in Newark.More >>
  • Homeless Sex Offenders

    Homeless Sex Offenders

    DELAWARE - Individuals featured in this slideshow are NOT wanted. They are sex offenders who have registered with Delaware State Police as homeless. These are public notifications.More >>
    DELAWARE - Individuals featured in this slideshow are NOT wanted. They are sex offenders who have registered with Delaware State Police as homeless. These are public notifications.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.