By Cleve Bryan
BROWNS MILLS, N.J. (CBS) — Crews are on the scene after a septic truck became trapped on a wooden bridge in Burlington County Friday afternoon.
Chopper 3 was over the scene at South Lakeshore Drive and Press Avenue, where about a dozen people were out attempting to remove the truck.
The truck reportedly damaged multiple wooden planks on the bridge heading into Love Lady Island.
The owner of the septic truck tells CBS 3 the truck is not stable and they are trying to off load any of the diesel fuel that was in the truck. They were able to pull out the contents of the septic tank.
“It’s just a shame, because we were trying to do somebody a favor,” he says.
He also says he’s done work in the area before and was trying to help a homeowner.
None of the pollutants got in the lake.
They are now trying to remove the truck from the bridge using a cable wire.
No injuries have been reported, but the driver is concerned the truck could still fall into the lake.
Engineers are working with the tow company to come up with a game plan to get the truck back safely.
The owner says if the truck does fall in it will cost the company more than $100,000.
It is unclear at this time how the truck got stuck.