Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Logging Truck Incident closes Highway 16 at Galloway Rapids Bridge area

Update: Traffic has resumed along Highway 16 with traffic control personnel on site to direct the flow for single lane alternating traffic.


Original story

A Prince Rupert bound logging truck lost its load earlier this morning, with the scope of the spill of the debris having now Closed Highway 16 at the Galloway Rapids Bridge  area.

In an advisory from Drive BC, the Highways contractors anticipate having the road reopened by 11 AM, with the next update on the situation set for 9AM

The BC Drive Highway camera at the Port Edward turnoff show emergency vehicles on scene and traffic lined up along the entire stretch to the west as motorists await the removal of the debris and the reopening of the roadway.

The Prince Rupert RCMP have not provided any details on the Wednesday morning incident through their local information stream.

More notes on past highway conditions can be reviewed here.

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