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A trash truck lost its load when it fell over Monday morning in the Sullivan Square section of Charlestown, sending a large amount of debris onto the road and snarling traffic in the area, according to officials and online video footage.

Boston police Officer Kim Tavares, a department spokeswoman, said the incident occurred around 11:34 a.m. in the area of 485 Main St. No one was injured, she said, and the city’s Public Works Department was notified of the debris.

As of 2:54 p.m. the roadway was open, Tavares said.

It wasn’t immediately clear how the load had fallen off the flat bed of the truck.

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“A mess in #Charlestown right now,” Boston 25 content manager Peter Wilson tweeted above a photo of the messy mishap. “A truck hauling scrap has rolled over on Main Street.”

A trash truck lost its load when it fell over Monday morning in the Sullivan Square section of Charlestown.
A trash truck lost its load when it fell over Monday morning in the Sullivan Square section of Charlestown.Christiana Botic for The Boston Globe

Video footage posted online showed the truck overturned on its side with debris strewn across the road, as other vehicles slowly maneuvered around the wreck.

The incident remains under investigation.

Emily Sweeney of the Globe staff contributed to this report.


Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.