Load spilled on Highway 97

UPDATE: 47-year-old driver of truck registered to Kamloops company charged

A logging truck spilled its load on Highway 97 north of Vernon Monday afternoon. (Kerry Hutter photo)

UPDATE:

A logging truck rollover near Vernon Monday has resulted in charges.

The accident at Highway 97 and Old Kamloops Road around 2:30 p.m. saw the truck spill its load of logs across the highway. The trailer had hit a ditch and lost control.

”Fire Services, Commercial Vehicle and Safety Enforcement (CVSE) and RCMP all responded to the collision,” said RCMP Cst. Kelly Brett. “There was one single occupant of the logging truck, who did not sustain any injuries, and no other vehicles were involved.”

The logging truck was registered to a company out of Kamloops and the driver, a 47-year-old male, was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act for failing to keep right.

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A tractor trailer has spilled its load on Highway 97 in Vernon.

BX-Swan Lake and Armstrong fire crews are on scene at the accident, which was reported shortly before 3 p.m. Monday in front of 8498 Old Kamloops Road and the intersection with Highway 97. RCMP and JPW crews are also on scene.

The truck was found on its side with a full load of logs spilled. The debris is blocking southbound traffic on the highway, therefore traffic is being detoured onto Old Kamloops Road.

Drive BC expects the accident should be cleared up by 4:30 p.m.

No serious injuries are reported.

A reporter is en route and updates will be posted as soon as they become available.



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