Route 79 reopens after rollover

By Dave Greber

Route 79 reopens after rollover

October 29, 2013 Updated Oct 30, 2013 at 2:26 PM EDT

Town of Lisle, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A portion of Route 79 was closed overnight Tuesday after a tractor-trailer rollover in northwest Broome County.

NY Alert said Route 79 reopened around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The Broome County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash that happened on Route 79 at the intersection of Popple Hill Road.

One of the vehicles involved, a tractor trailer loaded with garbage, overturned down a steep embankment, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. The release was not more specific as to the waste the truck was carrying.

As a result, Route 79 between Popple Hill Road and the Tioga County line was closed to all traffic until Wednesday afternoon.

The sheriff's office said they didn't have any information on whether anyone was injured, but responding crews found the driver semi conscious, out of his truck cab and sitting on a guardrail when they arrived.