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.
© Mike Carson/Journal Pioneer
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.