Nova Scotia

Pulp truck dumps load on Highway 104

There were only minor injuries after a spectacular accident on Highway 104 involving a pulp truck that dumped its load of logs Thursday afternoon, police say.

Minor injuries suffered by motorists

A Dodge minivan is mired in a ditch filled with logs after a pulp and paper truck dumped its load on Highway 104. ((Peter Harroun))

There were only minor injuries after a spectacular accident on Highway 104 involving a pulp truck that dumped its load of logs Thursday afternoon, police say.

The accident happened just before 4 p.m. when a logging truck loaded with pulpwood was driving eastbound between Springhill and Oxford, RCMP Sgt. Brigdit Leger said.

The truck driver lost control after a tire blew out, and crossed into the westbound lanes, Leger said. The logs ended up all over the road.

A Chevy Impala, carring a man and a woman, had two logs go through its windshield.

A Dodge Caravan minivan carrying a man and two kids landed in the ditch, surrounded by logs, and a Chevy Cobalt with an adult woman and her son were also caught in the sea of logs.

Leger said there were no major injuries. Everyone was treated at the scene and released.

Highway 104 westbound is closed between exits 5 and 6. Traffic is being diverted along Highway 204.

Leger said there's no way of knowing how long the investigation will take, or when the westbound lanes will reopen.

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