With all the construction in the city, Montrealers are more than accustomed to street closures and heavy equipment on its roads.
But Saturday morning was a little different.
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Pie-IX Boulevard was closed for several hours after an excavator, being carried on a flatbed trailer, hit the Crémazie viaduct.
Montreal police spokesperson Manuel Couture said the collision happened at around 6:30 a.m.
Couture said the truck was towed and the street reopened after city officials checked the overpass and determined it was safe.
Couture said inspectors with the Contrôle Routier Québec, a law enforcement agency that reports to the Quebec automobile insurance board, was investigating the incident.