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RCMP on scene at semi rollover on Highway 23

Picture Butte RCMP remain on scene of a semi truck rollover on Highway 23 just south of Township Road 104.

For the next few hours traffic will be diverted off of Highway 23 at Township Road 102 and Township Road 104 to allow crews to clean up the scene.

At about 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Picture Butte RCMP were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover on Highway 23 at Township Road 104.

A semi truck hauling a trailer load of lettuce heading northbound on Highway 23 drove off the highway and ended up rolling over with the trailer blocking both lanes of the highway.

The driver and lone occupant of the semi truck was not injured. The trailer load of lettuce remained intact.

It has been determined the driver of the semi fell asleep while heading northbound losing control of the semi.

Highway 23 at Township Road 102 and 104 will be closed for another few hours to allow the safe transfer of the load of lettuce to another trailer and to removed the damaged semi truck and trailer from the highway.

Staff from Volker Stevin are on scene to re-route traffic during this clean up.