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Gravel truck hits freeway overpass in South Surrey

A truck travelling on Highway 99 has struck the 152 Street overpass.

According to Deas Island RCMP, the tandem gravel truck was northbound on the highway when the incident occurred just before 2 p.m. Monday. The vehicle lost its load in the impact, which lifted the cab's front tires off the highway.

According to one witness, the truck's front trailer tipped upwards about a kilometre south of the overpass, spilling gravel onto the highway. While the driver reportedly slowed and attempted to right the load, passersby questioned why he did not stop to address the problem before impact.

There were no injuries – although the truck driver was seen leaving the scene by ambulance – and no other vehicles were involved, police say.

One northbound lane is blocked, one witness notes traffic heading toward Vancouver is "backed up like crazy" as a result.

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