While removing the toll fees on the Port Mann Bridge has been a boon for many commuters, taking the bridge was not an ideal option this morning.
As many as 19 vehicles were involved in multiple collisions just before the entrance to the bridge in its Westbound lanes.
Port Mann bridge is the craziest I’ve everrrr seen it 😱 11 car accident on one side, 8 car accident on the other😱 pic.twitter.com/Q6VGdhQTlL
— ROO⚡ (@rooiana) October 10, 2017
The accidents were first reported at around 6.30 am, when commuters coming from Surrey were forced to wait in tremendous delays.
— Scott Graham (@WFLBC) October 10, 2017
There were accidents in both of the Lougheed Highway exit lanes and the other lanes. Only one lane of traffic was getting through each section.
Port Mann Bridge Congestion
The collision has been cleared, but drivers are advised to take alternate routes this morning as the congestion will take hours to completely clear.
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) October 10, 2017
Traffic is backed up to 176 St, and it is advised to avoid Highway 1 until the congestion is cleared.
The bridge recently saw an increase of over 30,000 crossings per day since the tolls were removed.
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