Accident causes traffic blockage on highway

  • HT correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Jan 14, 2015 22:47 IST

The traffic on Jalandhar-Amritsar highway remain blocked for around four hours from 5:30 am on Wednesday after a truck (PB05-TB-9558) hit a stationary truck (PB10-BL-2675) near Chuggiti bypass in city.

The situation led to the massive disruption in the movement of vehicles along the Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar-Ludhiana and Jalandhar-Amritsar highways.

Commuters suffered a lot of problems as traffic all around the area remained paralysed. A heavy posse of police, led by assistant commissioner of police had to rush to spot to smoothen the flow of traffic.

Three heavy cranes were deployed to shift flattened truck from the highway.

As per traffic police, a truck was parked on road side after its driver Satnam Singh failed to drive it after sudden technical snag hit it. Around 5.30 am on Wednesday morning, another truck being driven by Jaswant Singh hit it after failed to notice it and flattened on road.

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