Truck Hits Highway Overpass Near Portage

The load of a truck sits on the Trans-Canada Highway near Portage la Prairie after hitting the overpass on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.

A truck hauling an oversize load forced the closure of Highway 1 westbound near Portage la Prairie Wednesday afternoon.

RCMP say the truck collided with the underside of the overpass on the west end of the city at about 12:10 p.m.

Traffic is bring rerouted through Portage due to damage to the structure. It’s not known how long motorists will be detoured.

There were no reported injuries.

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