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Tractor-trailer falls off highway overpass near Bedford

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Photos on social media show that a truck fell from the Highway 101 overpass between Bedford and Lower Sackville. It landed in front of a school bus, which police say had children on it at the time. So far, police say there haven’t been any reports of injuries.

Nova Scotia RCMP say there were no reports of injuries

Cars lined up on a highway near a tractor trailer that fell from an overpass.
A photo from the Bedford Talk Facebook group shows where the tractor trailer fell from the overpass on to Highway 102 on Thursday. Nova Scotia RCMP say there were no reports of injuries. (Talk Bedford/Facebook)

Sections of Highway 101 and Highway 102 are expected to be closed for several hours after a tractor-trailer fell from a highway overpass near Bedford, N.S., on Thursday afternoon.

Nova Scotia RCMP were called to the scene just after 2 p.m.

Photos posted online of the incident appear to show that the tractor-trailer crashed through the guardrail on Highway 101 and landed on its wheels across Highway 102.

Nova Scotia RCMP say there haven’t been any reports of injuries so far.

The photos show a school bus close to where the tractor-trailer landed, but the two didn’t collide. 

Police confirmed the bus had children on it.

“It’s certainly a traumatic event for anyone on the school bus witnessing such a big crash ahead of you. I’m sure although they weren’t physically injured, it would be traumatic psychologically,” Cpl. Guillame Tremblay said.

Tremblay said the cause of the crash is not yet clear

He said anyone heading toward the area can expect delays and detours as the site gets cleared.

“Highway 102 is currently closed and Highway 101 has reduced the lanes. At this time, all traffic is being detoured into Lower Sackville from Highway 102,” he said.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Anjuli Patil is a reporter and occasional video journalist with CBC Nova Scotia’s digital team.

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