(File photo by Advocate staff)

(File photo by Advocate staff)

A large bridge beam has fallen off a truck near Highway 2 in central Alberta

Traffic diverted by Ponoka RCMP

A large bridge beam that fell off a truck early Thursday morning is blocking the Highway 2a southbound off-ramp onto Highway 2 south of Morningside.

Ponoka RCMP are on the scene.

Southbound traffic on Highway 2a has been redirected to Highway 604.

RCMP expect the obstruction to take a few hours to be removed.

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