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Logging truck driver fined for wedging rig under Kamloops overpass

The driver of a logging truck was fined for driving in a route not designated for trucks. The commercial vehicle became stuck under a CP overpass in downtown Kamloops on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.
January 30, 2019 - 4:00 PM

KAMLOOPS — The driver of a logging truck who got stuck under a Canadian Pacific railway overpass in downtown Kamloops earlier this week has been issued a fine according to the Ministry of Transportation.

In an emailed statement, ministry officials say the driver was issued a violation ticket for driving without reasonable consideration since the route was closed to commercial vehicles.

Kamloops Bylaw and Commericial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement personnel could be seen at 1 Avenue and Lansdowne on Monday, Jan. 28 after a truck driver wedged the rig under a railway overpass. Emergency crews were called to the area just before 3 p.m. 

Traffic was delayed in the area and it took approximately two hours to clean up the scene. The ministry says they are aware of a similar incident at this location that took place nearly two years ago.

"It is important for commercial vehicle drivers to follow pre-approved trip routes and obey any route closures," the statement says.

City crews were also on scene cleaning up and assessing the area after drainage pipes underneath the overpass could be seen hanging from the bridge.

The city's Streets and Environment Service manager Glen Farrow says they are still estimating the cost and time it will take to repair the drainage pipes.

"We will be looking at repairing and potentially getting those pipes tucked up a bit higher," he says. "There is signage up throughout the corridor indicating this is not a truck route... at the end of the day, that particular vehicle should not have been on that corridor." 

Canadian Pacific has reported there was no damage to the structure.


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