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Driver unharmed in rig rollover west of Witset

A witness said the driver was pulling over to fix a chain and lost control on the soft shoulder
The driver of the semi was unharmed in a rollover on Hwy 16 west of Witset this afternoon (June 2). (Contributed photo)

The driver of a tractor-trailer is OK following a rollover adjacent to the Seaton Forest Products mill west of Witset.

Andy Thompson, co-owner of the mill said the driver was pulling over to fix a loose chain when the soft shoulder caused him to lose control.

Traffic remains flowing in both directions as the truck is in ditch and RCMP members from New Hazelton have been dispatched to the scene.

Drivers are urged to use caution when passing the incident.

The rig was hauling a brand new excavator.

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After graduating with a geology degree from Carleton University and taking a detour through the high tech business, Thom started his journalism career as a fact-checker for a magazine in Ottawa in 2002.
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