A DRIVER escaped injury when his logging truck slammed into a power pole after he lost control of it on icy pavement along Hwy 113 near Rosswood.
The logs slid half off the trailer and were wrapped up in the power lines, said Terrace RCMP spokesperson Const. Angela Rabut, about the accident that happened Feb. 6.
“The driver did manage to gain control of the truck, but the logs had shifted on the trailer,” said Rabut, adding the roads were extremely slippery at the time of the crash.
“When the back end of the trailer hit the ditch, some of the logs bounced up, and one broke the support pole on the opposite side of the highway from the hydro lines. This caused the hydro lines to be pulled right across the highway.”
BC Hydro, the Ministry of Transportation and Billabong were all called to help, she added.
Ministry of Transportation district manager transportation Don Ramsay said the accident closed the road just south of Maroon Creek, about 5 km south of Rosswood at 9:30 a.m. while logs were picked up and the hydro repairs were underway.
The road was opened to single lane alternating traffic by about noon and completely reopened around 4 p.m., he said.
The truck was driveable afterward, said Rabut.