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Flipped truck jams Queensborough Bridge
Traffic throughout New Westminster and southeast Burnaby was snarled Tuesday afternoon after a large demolition truck flipped its load of debris on a cloverleaf leading to the Queensborough Bridge.
New West police say the accident happened about 11:30 a.m. at the north end of the bridge as it circled off Stewardson Way onto the bridge. The trailer tipped and dragged the tractor unit into the cement barriers causing major damage to the cab, said police.
The driver escaped with minor injuries and no other vehicles got hit by the debris.
The bridge was closed to southbound traffic until after the evening rush hour. The incident caused gridlock on several feed-in routes such as Marine Way, Stewardson Way, Royal Avenue and many others.