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Excavator carried on flatbed trailer gets stuck under Montreal overpass

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WATCH: Excavator carried on flatbed truck gets stuck after hitting overpass – Nov 3, 2018

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.

WATCH: Truck slams into overpass near Montreal, spills cargo across highway

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Truck slams into overpass near Montreal, spills cargo across highway – Apr 4, 2018

Pie-IX Boulevard was closed for several hours after an excavator, being carried on a flatbed trailer, hit the Crémazie viaduct.

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Montreal police spokesperson Manuel Couture said the collision happened at around 6:30 a.m.

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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.

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