Quebec storm: Two trucks overturn on Quebec City bridge due to strong winds

The truck overturned on the Pierre-Laporte Bridge (image: Guillaume Paradis / Twitter)

QUEBEC CITY -- Two tractor-trailers overturned in separate incident on a bridge in Quebec City on Friday afternoon as strong wind gusts swept through the province.

The truck overturned hours apart on the Pierre Laporte Bridge between Quebec City and Levis as a result of winds reaching as fast as 100 kilometres per hour.

The longest suspension bridge in Canada, the trucks fell on their sides, blocking traffic.

An image of one of the overturned trucks was posted by Transports Quebec spokesperson Guillaume Paradis, who said he's worked at the agency since 2011 and has never seen anything like it.

Paradis cautioned drivers to avoid the area.

Je travaille @Transports_Qc depuis 2011... Et une situation comme aujourd'hui, je n'en ai pas vécu souvent! Camion-remorque renversé sur le pont #PierreLaporte sous l'effet des vents. Congestion très importante à prévoir pour l'heure de pointe! pic.twitter.com/N12DWU19Zt

— Guillaume Paradis (@Guill_Paradis) November 1, 2019