(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) –  Tractor-trailer bed collapses when rolls of steel coils break loose in S. Oakland 

IMG_5060 (1).JPG A tractor-trailer tied up traffic this morning when rolls of steel coils broke loose on the truck bed, causing it to collapse on Second Avenue in South Oakland.

By Andrew Goldstein / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A tractor-trailer carrying coils of steel cracked open and collapsed in South Oakland this morning causing temporary road closures, Allegheny County emergency officials said.

Second Avenue was closed between Bates Street and the Armstrong Tunnel for three hours during rush-hour. The incident was reported around 6:15 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

Police said two rolls of the steel coils broke loose and rolled toward the middle of the truck, causing its bed to collapse as the tractor-trailer was pulling out of the parking lot of Steel Dynamics’ The Tech division on Second Avenue.

The truck, from P.I. & I. Motor Express Trucking Co. in Sharon, had just been loaded with the coils and was headed to Cleveland this morning.

Another driver heading out with a separate load said each of the rolls weighs about 22,000 pounds.

Andrew Goldstein: agoldstein@post-gazette.com.

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