Garbage truck dangles over retaining wall in Massachusetts

By Daniel Uria   |   April 19, 2017 at 3:40 PM

April 19 (UPI) -- A crash left a garbage truck dangling from the side of a retaining wall in Massachusetts on Wednesday morning.

Newton Fire Department shared a photo of the large, green garbage truck dangling over the side of the embankment near Langley Road.

The fire department said Newton Police had closed a nearby road as they prepared to lift the truck to safety.

Officials secured and suspended the truck as they awaited a heavy wrecker to lift it about 11:30 a.m.

"Crews are standing by at this time. A heavy wrecker has been called in to lift the truck back up the embankment," Newton fire said.

Fire crews eventually managed to recover the truck after using two 75-pound tow trucks to lift it back to street level.

No injuries were reported and authorities were investigating the cause of the crash.

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