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PHOTOS: Semi truck with live chicks takes down power line in Chilliwack

Truck driver climbs atop semi after power line came down on truck, road and tracks

A semi truck carrying live chicks slid onto its side into a ditch in Chilliwack on Tuesday morning.

The crash was on Upper Prairie Road just north of the railroad tracks, at about 8:15 a.m. on April 9.

The collision brought down a power line across the truck, as well as on the road and nearby train tracks.

On arrival responders found the semi driver out of the truck, and sitting on top of it.

CN Rail officials were notified to have the train stopped, which was confirmed, while the emergency response was underway.

Emergency responders attending included Chilliwack Fire Department, RCMP, BC Ambulance Service and BC Hydro.

Jennifer Feinberg

About the Author: Jennifer Feinberg

I have been a Chilliwack Progress reporter for 20+ years, covering city hall, Indigenous, business, and climate change stories.
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