The Kemnay underpass was the site once again today of a semi becoming stuck when a truck that appeared to be inconsistent with the structure’s maximum clearance attempted to pass in the Westbound lane at approximately 11:30am on Friday morning:
Semi stuck under the bridge at approx 11:45am (Photo: Marilyn Ostash)
According to RCMP, no injuries were sustained as a result however both the trailer and bridge sustained damage. Traffic was blocked Westbound as a result for approximately two hours. Manitoba Infrastructure was called and attended to ensure that all was safe. RCMP say that the driver, a 34-year old male from Calgary, was issued a ticket under the Highway Traffic Act for "Disobey a prohibition or restriction imposed on the use of a highway or a structure forming part of a highway." The ticket comes with a $237 fine.
By 2:15pm the trailer could be seen moved to the roadside West of the overpass in Kemnay while crews worked to clean up.
The underpass is in place to allow traffic flow beneath the CP Railway crossing’s intersection with the highway. According to information published by Manitoba Infrastructure its height restriction is 3.742 metres (Eastbound) and 3.677 metres (Westbound) respectively. In lieu of various incidents that have taken place, a series of signs are setup in the vicinity to attempt to alert drivers of the height restriction.
Tow truck prepares to remove
Signage East of Kemnay alerts Westbound drivers of the upcoming low bridge
Signage on the underpass itself has seen better days
Updated: November 15, 3:50pm. Added further information from RCMP