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Lumber tumbles down embankment in Saskatoon freeway crash

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Lanes were closed on an overpass at Idywyld Drive and 51st Street on Wednesday morning after a semi-truck overturned, spilling a pile of lumber into the ditch.

Shortly after 7 a.m., firefighters observed the overturned semi-truck with its double trailer unit on its side on the overpass, the Saskatoon Fire Department said.

After securing the vehicle and confirming the driver was okay, crews dammed a diesel fluid leak and closed both lanes of the overpass.

There were no reported injuries.

The fire department then turned over the scene to Saskatoon police.

In a post on X on Wednesday afternoon, the Saskatoon police traffic unit offered thanks to all the organizations and civilians who showed up on the scene of the crash to help clean up.

"Many hands came together in response to an overturned semi unit on a main thoroughfare today, including those of the SK Highway Patrol, Astro Towing, GFL Environmental, [Saskatoon Fire Department], and staff from J&H Builder's who came out to offer their assistance in the significant clean-up effort," the post said.

(Source: X / SPS Traffic Unit)

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