State Police said this afternoon that Memorial Drive was closed today because a tree limb fell on a beer delivery truck, not because the truck had been involved in an accident.
According to police and the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, the truck was traveling westbound around 7:45 a.m. when a limb from a sycamore tree fell onto the vehicle. Some of the truck's load -- which police said was beer -- spilled onto the roadway.
To clean up the beer, the tree limbs, and glass fragments, the DCR shut down Memorial Drive in both directions between Ash Street and John F. Kennedy Park for about an hour, officials said.
Memorial Drive was fully reopened by noon, officials said.
The driver was not injured, police say.
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