A clean up crew mops up the diesel spill left on the road when a logging truck overturned on Sooke Road.

Cleaning up after the crash

Sooke Road was closed for close to five hours because of an overturned logging truck.

Feb. 18, 7:20 a.m.

An eastbound logging truck failed to navigate a left-hand curve just past the Gillespie exit on Sooke Rd. While there were no serious injuries, about 100 litres of diesel fuel was spilled and absorbed into the soil. The load of logs fell down the embankment off the roadside, and their removal will be planned for a different time when there will be less obstruction to traffic. BC Transit buses took the Kangaroo/Gillespie detour, but double-decker buses had to be turned back to Victoria as the hydro wires hang too low in East Sooke. Other logging trucks were also grounded since they cannot cross the single-lane bridge on Gillespie Rd., as they exceed the weight limit. The road was closed for approximately five hours.

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