Apparently high winds and highway trucks don’t mix.

Strong westerly winds, with gusts up to 100 kilometres per hour, made road conditions difficult across Cape Breton Island on Thursday, causing two separate accidents with tractor-trailers.

Ingonish RCMP Cpl. Ken Wallis said an 18-wheeler got stuck three-quarters of the way up Cape Smokey due to the weather.

Traffic was blocked for several hours. Department of Transportation officials remained on the scene all afternoon, throwing down salt in an attempt to give the truck some traction.

Cpl. Ron MacDonald of the RCMP’s Cape Breton Traffic Services said a highway tractor-trailer was blown over on the Seal Island bridge, reducing traffic to one lane.

Trucks with light loads were being prevented from crossing the bridge, said MacDonald. No one was injured in either incident.
Strong westerly winds, with gusts up to 100 kilometres per hour, made road conditions difficult across Cape Breton Island on Thursday, causing two separate accidents with tractor-trailers.

Ingonish RCMP Cpl. Ken Wallis said an 18-wheeler got stuck three-quarters of the way up Cape Smokey due to the weather.

Traffic was blocked for several hours. Department of Transportation officials remained on the scene all afternoon, throwing down salt in an attempt to give the truck some traction.

Cpl. Ron MacDonald of the RCMP’s Cape Breton Traffic Services said a highway tractor-trailer was blown over on the Seal Island bridge, reducing traffic to one lane.

Trucks with light loads were being prevented from crossing the bridge, said MacDonald. No one was injured in either incident.

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