It's not the way anyone would want to start their Friday evening.

Due to icy conditions, a truck using the overpass lost control and drove into the guardrails at the top of the bridge. The rails gave way but held enough to keep the vehicle from going over the edge. One other vehicle was involved and while the mishap did cause a few other vehicles to have to swerve out of the way, there were no other collisions because of it.

Several emergency vehicles attended the scene and the bridge was closed as the truck was removed. It remained closed this evening as damage to the bridge is being assessed.  No injuries were reported from the accident.

Damage to the bridge The damage to the bridge was extensive (from the Portage Firefighters Facebook page)