Logging truck accident halts traffic on North Shore, no one injured
Traffic was tied up on the North Shore for most of Monday after a semi trailer logging truck had its full load of logs shift before flipping onto Highway 3A causing major delays.
RCMP told The Nelson Daily a Peterbilt tractor truck was heading west on Highway 3A pulling a load of logs at approximately 10 a.m. Monday when its load shifted causing the truck and load to flip onto the road.
The the flying logs came into contact with Nelson Hydro pole, knocking out power to some North Shore residents.
The driver walked away from the accident but traffic was disrupted for more than two hours.
The accident occurred near Six Mile Lakes road.
Western Auto was called to remove the tractor and trailer from blocking the highway.
A logging self-loader was called to pluck the logs from the side of the road.
Clean up concluded at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Power was restored to some parts of the North Shore by 4 p.m.
RCMP is continuing to investigate the accident.