Route 96 closed this morning after recycling truck mishap

April 29, 2014

A recycling truck lost its contents on Route 96 just north of Jacksonville on Tuesday morning, spilling glass, cardboard, and other debris, and forcing commuters to find a detour between Trumansburg and Ithaca. Route 96 may be closed until the broken glass can be cleaned up.

14850 file photo.14850 file photo.No other vehicles appeared to have been involved in this morning's incident, in which a Casella Waste Systems recycling truck spilled its load on the two-lane highway west of Cayuga Lake. A Casella representative did not have a comment and would not provide contact information for an office that might have more information about the incident.

Drivers heading between Ithaca and Trumansburg can use Route 89 instead. Quite a few east-west roads connect the two highways.

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