The Ativa dealership closed the Turin-Aosta motorway for the whole day between San Giorgio Canavese and Scarmagno, following an accident at a construction site at kilometer 31 during the repair of a viaduct. A beam slammed against the deck of the bridge causing slight damage. As a precaution the highway was closed until the evening between the two junctions in both directions.The highway will remain partially closed again tonight and at least tomorrow. The A5 is only open in the direction of Turin from Scarmagno to San Giorgio Canavese, with the obligation to exit vehicles over 19 tons.
For the northern carriageway, however, the closure with mandatory exit to San Giorgio Canavese remains and return to the Scarmagno junction. The alternative motorway route for now advises to proceed along the A4 Turin-Milan motorway until the branch to Santhia and from there take the motorway link to Ivrea.