Sanitation truck mishaps shuts down Route 2 traffic

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SUMMERSIDE - Traffic was halted for nearly 45 minutes when the box on a Superior Sanitation truck shifted as the vehicle passed through the roundabout outside Slemon Park, late Friday afternoon.

The box on a Superior Sanitation truck shifted as the vehicle was exiting the roundabout at Slemon Park bringing traffic to a halt for nearly 45 minutes, late Friday afternoon. 


The vehicle had nearly cleared the roundabout when the heavy box shifted.

The driver of the vehicle said he felt the weight of the truck shift and thought the truck was going to take out a utility pole near the side of then road. The driver did manage to stop the vehicle before any damage was done.

He said the boxes are locked onto the truck and these may had left go cause the box to slide sideways.

Summerside police closed off the roundabout bringing traffic, including school buses filled with students going home from school, travelling east and west along Route 2 and exiting Slemon to a standstill until the truck could be removed.

No one was injured in the incident. 

Geographic location: Summerside

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  • don
    February 21, 2014 - 16:50

    little wonder the person that designed it was the same dummy that done the one in travelers rest. he has no brain in his head on how to design a out house. how does anyone keep a job when you have no idea what you are doing other then resting

    • guyfromtheisland
      February 23, 2014 - 21:28

      How does this rude comment have anything to do with this story? The design of the road has nothing to do with what happened. Furthermore these roundabouts have probably saved more than a few lives already compared to the traditional old "T" intersections.