Rear wheels fall off transport truck trailer carrying mulch on Hwy. 401
No one was injured after a transport truck carrying mulch lost a rear set of dual wheels on Highway 401 on Monday morning.
Northumberland OPP responded to the scene just east of Grafton around 7 a.m. after the driver discovered a fire in the trailer, which was hauling 90,000 pounds of mulch. Police say the driver stopped near the County Road 25 overpass in Alnwick/Haldimand Township (about 25 kilometres east of Cobourg) and disconnected the cab from the trailer. That’s when he discovered the rear wheels were missing.