Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Tractor Trailer Crash Closes TransCanada Highway in Edmundston Area

A tractor trailer hauling frozen seafood crashed early Monday morning after the driver lost control on the TransCanada Highway in Edmundston.  

CIMT Edmundston reports the driver was apparently distracted and drove onto the shoulder of the highway near exit 26. The rig flipped onto its side as it skidded into the median and became bogged down in the mud, leaving a small space for the driver to get out of the passenger compartment. Edmundston firefighters, RCMP officers and engineering teams from SNC-Lavalin were called to the scene near Rue Principale in Saint-Basile.

The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The truck, owned by Eassons Transport, Ltd. of Nova Scotia, was significantly damaged. Emergency teams spent part of the night emptying the trailer that was carrying frozen snow crab. The cargo had to be taken out by hand.

The operation prompted the closure of Highway 2 East, which forced motorists to make a detour via Route 144 from Rivière-Verte.

Best of 101.9 The Rock

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1019therock.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for WOZI 101.9 FM quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WOZI 101.9 FM contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.