A transport truck came to a sudden halt in Vic West when it got stuck under the E&N rail line bridge Wednesday morning.
The truck was headed south on Hereward Road when it failed to clear the 3.7-metre high passage just before 8:00 a.m.
“It sounded like a really big screech,” said a young boy who lives in the area.
The road was closed to traffic while Peninsula Towing and All-Ways Towing worked on moving the truck out.
Crews were called in to unload dozens of palettes stacked with thousands of pounds of paper.
“It’s going to be a little bit of pull and a little bit of tug and we’ll see what’s it going to do,” explained Don Affleck of Peninsula Towing. “We’re going to float this thing out without any wheels.”
Over the last decade multiple trucks have suffered the same fate, including in March of this year.
Neighbours are urging the City of Victoria to change the signage for truck drivers in the area.
“This isn’t the first time this has happened,” explained Christina Wright who lives nearby. “I wish the City would do better signs or something to stop this.”
Brad Dellebuur, City of Victoria’s Assistant Director of Planning, insists the signage is clear.
“The advance warning signs and the signs on the structure themselves convey the message that it is a lower crossing,” Dellebur explained.
Dellebur says they now plan to consult with commercial operators in the area.
The driver emerged from the collison without injury.
There is no word yet on the cost of the repairs.