Truck hits Empress overpass, snags Portage traffic
Portion of Winnipeg’s Portage Avenue closed following crash
Winnipeg police have re-opened eastbound Portage Avenue near Empress Street after a truck collided with the underpass and dropped a container on the roadway, Friday afternoon.
The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. and crews worked to clear the area during rush hour.
The flatbed truck's cargo container could be seen across the roadway, with the actual truck parked several feet away.
For a time, traffic was completely blocked off in the eastbound lanes of Portage Avenue and vehicles diverted to onto Empress Street.
Around 4:30 p.m., all lanes of Portage Avenue eastbound were re-opened.