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Another highway overpass struck by overheight vehicle in Metro Vancouver

Click to play video: 'Another truck has hit an overpass in Metro Vancouver' Another truck has hit an overpass in Metro Vancouver
A trucker pulling an excavator on a trailer hit the 112 Street overpass at Highway 99 Thursday. It's the ninth time a truck has hit an overpass in Metro Vancouver in 2022 – Jul 21, 2022

Another overpass has been hit in Metro Vancouver.

Const. Ken Usipiuk tweeted out Thursday afternoon that officers were assisting Deas Island Freeway members after a vehicle with a piece of heavy equipment struck the 112 Street overpass on Highway 99 in Delta.

Northbound traffic was affected, but officials said the road should be open again in the 5 p.m. hour.

Highway contractors were on site to assess the damage, Usipiuk said.

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Traffic snarled along Highway 1 after truck incident in Langley – Jul 18, 2022

This is just one of many incidents involving trucks and equipment hitting overpasses in the last year.

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According to the Ministry of Transportation, there have been nine incidents in the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley of overheight trucks hitting overhead bridges.

On Monday, a truck hit the Glover Road overpass in Langley.

Last week, a dump truck hauling a flatbed trailer with an excavator struck the westbound side of the 192nd Street overpass on Highway 1 in Surrey during the morning commute.

The equipment believed to be an excavator was being pulled by the truck with its bucket not completely collapsed when it hit the overpass.

Two SUVs were also caught up in the mess. One was badly smashed up after debris may have flown through the sunroof, leaving a woman with a cut on her head.

Another SUV also suffered some damage.

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