The Central Business District in downtown Vancouver is experiencing gridlock mayhem following an early-morning collision that has shut down key arterial roads.
Until further notice, Burrard Street is currently shut down from Alberni to Dunsmuir streets while West Georgia Street is closed from Hornby to Bute streets.
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The accident occurred at approximately 4 am when a SUV lost control. Fortunately, no one was injured, but it prompted street closures due to debris from the crash, a fallen light pole, and live electric trolley wires on the ground.
Peak hour vehicle traffic is currently being diverted to parallel streets, particularly West Pender Street, Dunsmuir Street, and even Robson Street. Traffic on Burrard Street has been rerouted to Thurlow Street, Hornby Street, and Howe Street.
According to TransLink, the following bus routes are being rerouted due to the road closure:
2 Downtown Via Burrard, Robson, Hornby, Dunsmuir to terminus.
2 Macdonald From Thurlow at Pender via Pender, Burrard ,Dunsmuir, Thurlow, Robson, Burrard then regular route
5 Downtown Via Robson Thurlow, Smithe , Burrard, Davie, Granville, Pender, Homer