Travellers driving between the North Shore and areas south of Burrard Inlet in Metro Vancouver are advised to expect significantly longer travel times this evening.
An unspecified police incident on the Lions Gate Bridge has closed the route in both directions.
The incident, which began shortly after 5:30 pm, is ongoing and there is no estimated reopening time for the bridge.
REMINDER – CLOSED – #BCHwy99 #LionsGateBridge in both directions due to an ongoing police incident. No estimated time of opening available, detour via #BCHwy1 #IronworkersBridge #WestVan #YVR #NorthVan
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) June 6, 2019
Drivers are being asked to detour to the Second Narrows Ironworkers Memorial Bridge. Expect additional traffic volumes on this alternative crossing as a result.
More on this as it develops…
Lions Gate Bridge is closed. I thought biking to work would make these situations simpler. pic.twitter.com/W2cyXBGTOS
— Jill Slattery (@JillSlattery) June 6, 2019
— Miller Capilano Highway Services (@MillerCapilano4) June 6, 2019
— Emina Dervisevic (@EminaRealty) June 6, 2019