Truck gets stuck under Langley overpass

Click to play video: 'Incident at CP train overpass on Highway 1 in Langley'
Incident at CP train overpass on Highway 1 in Langley
The Ministry of Transportation believes a commercial vehicle carrying another vehicle on a flatbed -may have made contact with the overpass – May 21, 2024

Traffic along Highway 1 westbound through Langley was heavy on Tuesday afternoon after a truck became stuck under an overpass.

According to witness Jean-Francois Pageau, the truck, which was carrying a cube van on a flatbed, stopped before attempting to go under the overpass.

The truck became stuck under the Langley overpass on Tuesday afternoon. Jean-Francois Pageau

Pageau said a passenger got out of the truck, looked at the overpass and appeared to give a sign that it was fine to proceed.

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However, he said the truck then proceeded to go forward and struck the roof of the overpass.

Click to play video: 'Work underway to repair overpass strike damages on Highway 99'
Work underway to repair overpass strike damages on Highway 99

The Ministry of Transportation said it was investigating reports a commercial vehicle had struck the CPKC rail overpass while travelling westbound on the freeway.

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“The ministry’s maintenance contractor will examine the crossing for damage, but it’s expected that it would be cosmetic damage only given the minor damage to the cargo,” a ministry spokesperson said in an email.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement branch is now handling the file.

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