Log spill closes U.S. 41

PICKING UP THE PIECES–US-41 was closed from around 2:30-11 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 after two logging trucks lost their loads. Logs were scattered on both sides of and on the Sturgeon River bridge at Canyon Falls near Alberta. Two other vehicles were damaged in the accident which remains under investigation. Strong winds and heavy snow squalls hampered cleanup operations. No serious injuries were reported although the driver of one logging truck was taken to BCMH, treated and released.

US-41 near Alberta was closed for more than eight hours Wednesday, March 4, 2015, after logs from two pup
trailers were scattered across the highway on and near the Sturgeon River Bridge near Alberta’s Canyon Falls.
According to Michigan State Police (MSP) reports, the accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. Police report a pup
trailer’s metal bracket which helped secure logs on a fully loaded northbound logging truck snapped, causing
the load to spill across both lanes of the roadway.

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