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Driver Strikes Bridge Then Leaves Mess Behind

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January 24, 2019 at 5:10 pm - Home, Local News
By Kael Clark

Spruce Grove-Stony Plain RCMP responded to a traffic hazard on Highway 16 on January 23rd. Around 10 pm, police were advised of a traffic hazard in the eastbound lane at the Wabamun overpass.

RCMP members arrived on scene and observed what appeared to be a piece of crane boom lying in the eastbound lane. It appeared that an over-sized load or a load with the crane boom extended struck the underside of the Wabamun overpass. The suspect vehicle did not remain at the scene. The bridge sustained significant damage to the steel girders.

There is a crew on scene waiting for a structural integrity review. The eastbound driving lane of Highway 16 was closed while crews worked on repairs. The RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance to locate the driver and vehicle involved in this collision.

Crews are continuing to work on that area so avoid it if you can. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Stony Plain RCMP at 780-968-7267 or call your local police.

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