A semi-trailer veered off the Perimeter Highway in Winnipeg and down a bridge embankment onto train tracks.

It happened at about 6:30 a.m. on the East Perimeter Highway approaching Gunn Road.


A tow truck hauls the semi up the embankment. (Trevor Dineen/CBC)

Emergency crews blocked one of the lanes of the eastbound Perimeter while a large tow truck was brought in to pull the semi back up the embankment.

The incident slowed traffic in the area for a couple of hours before being cleared at about 8:30 a.m. 

There were a few crashes Tuesday morning, including one involving multiple vehicles on the North Perimeter Highway bridge, and another that shut down the northbound lanes of Keewatin Street at Selkirk Avenue for a short time.

There was also a collision on Nairn Avenue near the overpass and another on Archibald Street near Plinguet Street.

All of the crashes happened between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

There's been no word on any injuries.