A transport truck carrying more than 18,100 kilograms of lobster crashed at the base of Smokey Mountain in Cape Breton.

The crash happened Thursday at about 9:30 a.m. The truck went off the road and crashed into the woods on the steep, south-side face of the mountain. 

Base of Cape Smokey

The 275-metre climb to the top of Cape Smokey is along a winding road with many sharp turns. (Cassie Williams/CBC)

RCMP Cpl. Scott MacRae said the truck missed the last sharp turn at the bottom of the hill.

There was extensive damage to the truck but the driver wasn't seriously injured.

"Plans are to remove it this morning when there's special equipment, as one can imagine, for such a large vehicle. No injuries reported and police will just encourage or advise motorists if you're in that area today just be on the watch out until they remove that vehicle," MacRae said.

MacRae didn't have an exact time for when the truck would be removed Friday, but he said the RCMP would be in the area acting as traffic control. 

The thousands of pounds of lobster has been taken back to the wharf in Neils Harbour. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Charges are not expected.