MWDN: State police pull truck out of Sudbury Reservoir

by susan on April 2, 2012

Rock formations, sand bars, and the occasional house foundation aren’t the only things that have been revealed by low water in the Sudbury Reservoir. Last week the receding water exposed an old pickup truck partially buried in the muck, and authorities want to figure out how it got there.

The truck was spotted in the reservoir off Acre Bridge Road near the border with Marlborough by an 11-year-old boy whose grandparents live nearby. It was fished out of the water by firefighters in wet suits aided by Ted’s of Fayville towing.

The Metrowest Daily News reports the license plate on the truck was intact but was no longer active. Neighbors say the truck – which one guessed was a 1970’s Ford – was probably there for a long time.

(Neighbor Robert DeCollibus) estimated that the truck — which was very corroded — must have been there for decades because the town quite a while ago installed cement posts on the sides of the bridge blocking the path to the water.

“If they hadn’t have dropped the reservoir, who knows how long it would have been in there,” he said.

Visit the Metrowest Daily News for the full story, along with some great photos and videos of the truck being pulled out of the water.

1 John Kendall April 2, 2012 at 4:20 PM

There is lots of junk in the reservoirs, particularly along Marlborough Road. Maybe the MWRA will clean things up a bit before the allow the system to refill….after all, it still is a back-up water supply.

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