Logging truck accident closes Highway 3 between Keremeos and Hedley
Another logging truck accident closed Highway 3 between Keremeos and Hedley for several hours on Tuesday morning, September 2.
The accident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. just west of Riverside Resort and RV Park, near the Lawrence Ranch. The truck veered into the north ditch, spilling its load of logs before rolling and coming to rest on its side, completely obstructing the roadway.
The driver was treated on scene by members of B.C. Ambulance. A power pole was sheared off during the accident, cutting power to residents in the Sun Katchers and Riverside communities.
Traffic was backed up in both directions on Highway 3 as RVs, trucks and general traffic waited for work crews to clean up the scene.
Tuesday’s accident was the second trucking accident to occur on the same stretch of highway this summer. On August 1, a Keremeos truck driver spilled his load of logs after a tire apparently blew, causing his load to shift.
Tuesday’s accident was the second in less than a week for logging trucks on Highway 3. On Wednesday, August 27, a logging truck rolled at Yellow Lake, spilling part of its load into the lake and reducing traffic to single lane alternating flow for several hours.