According to Sheriff Robert Maciol of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Route 26 in the Town of Lee will be opening back up for the time being after the tractor trailer accident that occurred at about 1225 hours today. Crews for National Grid were unable to complete replacing the pole at this time due to an obstruction in the ground. National Grid contacted another resource to assist them in replacing the pole. When the other resource arrives, National Grid personnel will be shutting the road back down at a later time tonight in order to complete the work. The Sheriff’s Office personnel are clear of the scene and it was turned over to National Grid. No further update will be available from the Sheriff’s Office.

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According to Sheriff Robert Maciol a portion of Route 26 in the Town of Lee is closed due to a property damage accident involving a tractor trailer. At about 12:25 PM Deputies responded to a report of a tractor trailer that slid off the shoulder of the road and struck a telephone pole. There are no injuries reported in the accident. Route 26 between Struen Rd. and Stokes Rd. will be closed for National Grid to repair the damaged pole. The repairs may take 4 to 6 hours, as estimated by National Grid. Further information will be forwarded when the road is reopened.