TORONTO – Commuters on the Burlington Skyway bridge may be a few hours late as the Toronto-bound lanes were shutdown Thursday after a dump truck smashed into overhead scaffolding.
Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring tweeted later Thursday the accident could keep the bridge closed for days.
Toronto bound Skyway Bridge is closed down due to an accident and it could be closed for days as there is concern about damage to the bridge
— Mayor Rick Goldring (@RickGoldring) July 31, 2014
Skyway closed toronto bound after this happened pic.twitter广州桑拿网/sFLumEXb1y
— AM900 CHML (@AM900CHML) July 31, 2014
Pic of Burlington #Skyway incident with Dump truck. That truck driver better have his license revoked. pic.twitter广州桑拿网/PG9NBrpzwp
— Nate Vandermeer (@vandernate) July 31, 2014
The incident happened just a few minutes before 4 p.m. when the dump truck, with its dumping bed raised, drove into the scaffolding.
One person suffered minor injuries.
The incident has shutdown the Toronto-bound lanes as officials assess the scaffolding’s stability.
Update- QEW Toronto bound at the top of the Burlington Skyway: Clearing the backlog of traffic at this time.
— Ontario Prov Police (@OPP_GTATraffic) July 31, 2014