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Log spill closes highway

A westbound logging truck spilled its load on Highway 6 east of Lumby Monday morning at around 8:30 a.m, clipping an empty eastbound truck, sending it into the ditch. Nobody was injured in the accident, which forced the closure of the highway for a number of hours. - Roger Knox/Morning Star
A westbound logging truck spilled its load on Highway 6 east of Lumby Monday morning at around 8:30 a.m, clipping an empty eastbound truck, sending it into the ditch. Nobody was injured in the accident, which forced the closure of the highway for a number of hours.
— image credit: Roger Knox/Morning Star

Highway 6 was closed two kilometres east of Lumby Monday for a number of hours after an accident involving two logging trucks.

At around 8:30 a.m., a westbound Peterbilt was rounding a curve when the driver said he felt his load of logs start to shift.

The truck ended up on its side in the middle of the highway and the loaded logs spilled off onto the road.

As this was happening, an empty eastbound Kenworth logging truck tried to avoid the logs with the driver heading towards the ditch. The logs, however, did hit the Kenworth.

The driver of the Peterbilt, a 44-year-old man from Enderby, suffered a sore shoulder in the incident, while the Kenworth driver, a 35-year-old Lumby man, suffered a bump on the head. Neither driver went to hospital.

A violation ticket for speed relative to conditions was issued to the Peterbilt driver.

 

 

 

 

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