Police said it took nearly seven hours for crews to clean up debris that scattered on the road after a truck flipped on its side in Manheim Twp. (Photo
Police said it took nearly seven hours for crews to clean up debris that scattered on the road after a truck flipped on its side in Manheim Twp. (Photo courtesy of Southwestern Regional Police)

A Manheim Township road was closed for nearly seven hours Wednesday night after a truck flipped on its side and spilled the load it was hauling.

Southwestern Regional Police said the truck, driven by David Edmonson Jr., 37, of Baltimore, was southbound on Blue Hill Road when it failed to come to a stop for a stop sign at the intersection of Glenville Road.

The truck started to make a sharp turn to the left on Glenville Road, shifting the weight of its load, police said.

It rolled onto its side, dumping its cargo of welding products onto the road, police said.

The driver of another vehicle was able to stop 20 feet short of crashing into the truck, police said.

Edmonson was taken to Carroll County Hospital in Maryland with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

The 2006 Mack truck is owned by Terrapin Metals Recycling of Baltimore, and the load the truck was carrying was destined for a recycling facility, police said.

It took two wreckers to right the truck, police said. State Department of Transportation workers helped with debris cleanup and a York County Hazardous-Materials crew cleaned up fluid leaking from the truck, police said.

Cleanup took nearly seven hours, police said.

-- Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com.