Alex Fraser Bridge reopens in the afternoon following closure due to snow buildup on cables

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All-around 2 p.m. on December 24, the B.C. govt announced that the Alex Fraser Bridge experienced reopened.

“Snow, wind and particularly chilly temperatures are in the forecast for the Decrease Mainland into following 7 days,” the province stated. “Motorists are recommended that bridges or highways might be closed as necessary in get to prioritize driver and passenger protection.”

Prior to heading out, motorists are becoming recommended to check out the DriveBC.ca web-site.

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An significant transportation route throughout the Fraser River has been shut down this morning (December 24) for protection reasons.

A buildup of snow on the cables of the Alex Fraser Bridge has elevated the threat of ice bombs slipping on passing autos.

“With the significant winds, rope professionals are not able to deploy the drop method that would commonly distinct the cables leading to the probability that snow or ice may well get rid of from the cables on to the lanes,” the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure mentioned. “Situations are remaining carefully monitored. It’s not identified how extended the bridge closure will be.”

The Alex Fraser Bridge connects North Delta with Richmond. In the previous, ice bombs from the bridge have triggered many ICBC statements.

This early morning, Ecosystem Canada forecast five centimetres of snow for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

 

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