Rocks thrown at trucks in Manitoba

WINNIPEG – Truckers traveling through western Alberta or B.C. often keep an eye out for falling rocks. But in the plains of Manitoba?

The RCMP is urging drivers to be aware while traveling along Highway 68 late at night.

Police have launched an investigation after large rocks were hurled at transport trucks from an overpass along a stretch of the highway in the Interlake region, CBC reports.

The RCMP did not say if they have identified any suspects.

The highway, which has undergone repairing in recent years, is a vital route for grain transport to inland terminals.
Manitoba Trucking Association director Bob Dolyniuk expressed his concern.

"It’s obviously very dangerous. People have been killed by rocks thrown at trucks," he told CBC. 

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