A London City Councillor said Thursday she’s open to exploring more options to help prevent trucks from getting stuck under the Talbot Street bridge.
A Progressive Waste truck found itself lodged underneath the infamous rail overpass shortly before 8a.m.
— AM980 London News (@AM980News) September 15, 2016
There didn’t appear to be any injuries, but traffic was slow through the area as the truck was being removed.
The city added new signage to the area last year, and Ward 13 Councillor Tanya Park tells AM980 they try to regularly remind drivers about the 3.3 metre height limit.
“In terms of making sure there is better awareness, the city also initiated a social media campaign at the beginning of the school year advising students that if you’re using a moving truck, make sure you know how big it is because it’s not going to fit under the bridge,” said Park.
She’s willing to look at other ways to improve the situation, but Park admits those measures can’t replace common sense.
“I’m open to having that discussion, if there’s a way we can do that better, the steps we should obviously take, again, like I said, the city has gone to great lengths with the social media campaign, better signage around the area, and those sorts of things but if drivers aren’t paying attention to those pieces, I don’t know what else the city can do in that regard,” she said.
Park adds that it’s ultimately up to drivers to know how tall their vehicle is.
In the past 6 years, at least 20 trucks have struck the bridge.