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Garbage Truck Hits Metro-North Overpass In Rye, Spilling Oil

A garbage truck clipped the Metro-North railroad overpass (show in background) on Purchase Street, spilling hydraulic oil. Photo Credit: Google Maps
A yellow 10'7'' warning sign is at right, but failed to stop this tractor-trailer from hitting the same Metro-North railroad overpass on Purchase Street in Rye last year. Photo Credit: Jon Craig

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RYE, N.Y. -- A garbage truck clipped the Metro-North bridge that goes over Purchase Street on Wednesday afternoon, causing a large hydraulic oil spill, according to Rye police.

Lt. Scott Craig, a Rye police spokesman, said the collision ruptured a hydraulic oil hose on top of the garbage truck. Rye police, Rye firefighters, MTA police and Rye Department of Public Works crews responded.

Purchase Street, Purdy Avenue and McCullough Place -- which adjoins the Rye train station --  were closed momentarily to allow the fire department to apply an absorbent material to help clean the oil up, Lt. Craig said.

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