Truck takes down sign at entrance to national park in Brackley

Brian McInnis
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Employees of Tims Crane work to remove the wreckage of a metal sign at the entrance to the P.E.I National Park at Brackley Beach Tuesday evening. A Maritime Waste Services truck was leaving the park after doing some work at the Covehead harbour wharf and snagged the sign and brought it down because of the height of the truck. The mystery is that the truck entered the park under the sign with no problem, said a Parks Canada employee at the scene. The road leading to the park was blocked off for hours by RCMP while the work continued.

Organizations: Maritime Waste Management, Parks Canada, RCMP

Geographic location: Brackley, P.E.I National Park

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  • rob diamond
    July 25, 2012 - 08:56

    you rarely see a flat road these days. its not that surprising.

  • Curious
    July 25, 2012 - 08:41

    I'm curious to find out who will be paying the bill on this screw up.....

    • Piet Hein
      July 25, 2012 - 13:14

      Curious, think a moment. The waste management company brought down the sign. It was the company's fault. Who do you think is going to pay?

  • Scientologist
    July 25, 2012 - 06:34

    That's unfortunate. As for the mystery of how he made it under the sign on the way in; turns on the road like that have a slight incline or bank, so that cars traveling through it don't feel as much pull or acceleration whereas the sign would have been installed completely level on the horizontal. There may only be a couple inches in the difference but he entered the park at the lowest point on the road and exited at the highest. Mystery solved.

  • Stephen
    July 25, 2012 - 06:09

    It is quite obvious from the photo that the driver forgot to lower the arms on the truck that are used to pick up the bins. That is why he got in but not out.

  • No Brainer
    July 25, 2012 - 05:04

    No Brainer here, he went into the park no problem the first time because he had his forks down where they were supposed to be. You can see in the picture his forks were up over the roofe of the truck.....

  • Nor easter
    July 24, 2012 - 22:17

    Isn't it obvious that if a Tractor-trailer or similar size truck has to go into such an area as a fishing harbor or tourist area needing a heavy duty truck that all enterances would have all or most enterances accessable for such heavy duty trucks.Sometimes full sized tractor-trailers are needed in these locations for one reason or another harbour repair and garbage would be two reasons , along with boat hauling being the most important