UPDATED: Lions Gate Bridge shut down due to police incident

Sep 15 2019, 5:19 pm

UPDATE: The police incident has been cleared. Lions Gate Bridge has fully reopened in both directions.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Lions Gate Bridge has been shut down due to a police incident.

 

Drivers, transit users, and cyclists are advised to find an alternate route as the bridge is closed in both directions.

The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) has not given any information regarding the nature of the incident, but say that the bridge “could be shut down for hours.”

Officers are going car-to-car on the Stanley Park Causeway and asking them to turn around.

Kenneth Chan/Daily Hive

Kenneth Chan/Daily Hive

Kenneth Chan/Daily Hive

Kenneth Chan/Daily Hive

Kenneth Chan/Daily Hive

At 4:15 pm, TransLink also tweeted that the 240, 246, 250, and 257 would be unable to access the bridge. Customers are being encouraged to use the SeaBus if possible.

More details as this story develops.