Concrete spill briefly shuts down part of Route 6

Jul 7, 2022

Part of Route 6 was shut down Thursday afternoon after a construction vehicle accidentally spilled wet cement on the roadway.

The spill was first reported at around 10:46 a.m. in the eastbound part of State Road near Cross Road.

According to Dartmouth Police, the spill was caused by a truck en route to do work at UMass Dartmouth.

The driver of the truck then left the scene and continued on to UMass, police said.

Upon arrival on campus, police identified the driver as 33-year-old Joseph Ruiz of Cranston, R.I. Officers also found that Ruiz was wanted on two outstanding warrants associated with motor vehicle infractions.

As a result, Ruiz was arrested.

Both lanes were fully reopened by 2 p.m.

This story was updated to include the the arrest of the driver who allegedly caused the spill.