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33 TONS OF SAND SPILLED
ONTO AURORA EXPRESSWAY

A tractor-trailer spilled its load of 33 tons of sand on the shoulder of the Aurora Expressway about 4 p.m. Monday to avoid a vehicle entering the roadway, East Aurora police said.

Trucker Gerald D. Stilson, 59, of Clarence suffered minor injuries -- described by police as cuts and scrapes. He was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment.

Police said the rig swerved to avoid a vehicle entering the expressway from Olean Road. The northbound tractor-trailer flipped onto its side, spilling the concrete sand onto the shoulder of the expressway.

Cleanup was complete by about 6:30 p.m., police said.

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