Large truck breaks down, traffic backed up on 209
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
SR209 in Mahoning Township was closed for several hours due to the breakdown of a supersized load traveling through the village of Packerton. The incident began around 3 p.m. Tuesday as the rig was traveling south with a state police escort. The rig apparently broke a rear axle on the trailer in what in known as the "Packerton Dip" between Lehighton and Jim Thorpe. Mahoning Township, Lehighton and Jim Thorpe police as well as their fire police closed down theroadway and detoured traffic around the scene.