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Colorado Landfill Temporarily Closes after Garbage Truck Slides Off Road

Colorado Landfill Temporarily Closes after Garbage Truck Slides Off Road

A Mountain Waste and Recycling Inc. garbage truck slid off South Canyon Road on Monday and rolled approximately 70 feet.

After a Mountain Waste and Recycling Inc. garbage truck slid off South Canyon Road on Monday and rolled approximately 70 feet, the South Canyon Landfill in Glenwood Springs, Colo., is temporarily closed today while crews retrieve the garbage truck. The driver sustained minor injuries like bumps and bruises and was treated at Valley View Hospital.

Post Independent has more information:

The Glenwood Springs landfill will be closed Wednesday after a garbage truck slid off the South Canyon Road on Monday, and rolled roughly 70 feet down a steep embankment before coming to rest in South Canyon Creek. The driver survived and managed to climb back up to the road, which will also be closed to traffic on Wednesday for towing operations.

The driver sustained “bumps and bruises” but otherwise escaped relatively unscathed, according to Shawn Parsons, fleet maintenance manager for Mountain Waste and Recycling Inc., which owns the truck. Colorado River Fire Rescue took the driver to Valley View Hospital for treatment.

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