Logging truck incident shuts down Fourth Ave. between Dunbar and Strathern

A logging truck's load shifted as it tried to make a turn up Fourth Avenue from Dunbar Street: RCMP.

A logging truck's load shifted as it tried to make a turn up a steep section of Fourth Aveneue at Dunbar Street.

A logging truck's load shifted as it tried to make a turn up a steep section of Fourth Aveneue at Dunbar Street.

No one was hurt in a logging truck incident that has closed Fourth Avenue between Dunbar Street and Strathern Street, said Port Alberni RCMP Cst. Aaron Aarsen.

“The truck’s load shifted,” said Aarsen, adding that there was no danger of the logs falling and injuring people or damaging property. The logs remained secured in their bindings at the back but had shifted in position and were no longer secured from the back.

“The flaggers have been alerted to not detour trucks up Fourth Avenue,” said Aarsen.

The road will remain closed for several hours, he added.

As a reminder, Third Avenue is also closed between Dunbar and Napier Streets with a detour onto Fourth. With the new incident, motorists are asked to avoid the area in general if possible.

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