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Posted on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 9:19 a.m.

Washtenaw County dump truck rolls over, pins driver; rural roads icy

By John Counts

A Washtenaw County employee was pinned in his dump truck that rolled over on Joy Road east of Dixboro Road, officials confirmed.

The accident happened just after 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Around 9:20 a.m., Jim Harmon, director of operations for the Washtenaw County Road Commission, confirmed that authorities were working to get the driver out of the truck.

It's unclear if the weather conditions played a part yet. County dispatchers said rural roads were especially dangerous this morning.

"All the gravel roads are solid ice," one dispatcher said.

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John Counts

Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 4:07 p.m.

Just got word the driver is OK. He was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. I'm working on an updated story right now.

Superior Twp voter

Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 4:55 p.m.

Thank you, John.


Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 3:52 p.m.

The last couple of days the slush keeps melting and refreezing, getting slicker every time. Hopefully today's high temps put an end to it.


Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 3:21 p.m.

I was just talking to my buddy who lives on the gravel section of Ellis road and he said its a sheet of ice

Superior Twp voter

Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 3:18 p.m.

I certainly hope our employee is O K. Subscribed for any update.


Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 2:59 p.m.

Yeah I saw a salt truck go down my road (dirt) at like 1:30am. They were out there throwing salt trying to be preventative at least. Also....this is the first year I've seen Ann Arbor have better cleared roads than Ypsi in probably the past decade.


Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 2:36 p.m.

Did you mean dump trunk or truck?

Cindy Heflin

Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 3:04 p.m.

Right samshoe. That would be truck. It's been corrected.