Rush hour crash closes Hwy 1 in North Vancouver, causes traffic chaos

Jan 8 2021, 5:02 pm

Update: The accident that occurred on Highway 1 westbound in North Vancouver has since been cleared. The North Vancouver RCMP say that a 47-year-old has been arrested for Driving While Impaired and Driving While Prohibited.

Part of Highway 1 in North Vancouver was closed due to a crash that occurred during rush hour on Friday morning — causing traffic chaos across the region.

The North Vancouver RCMP says that Highway 1 is closed moving westbound. The accident occurred “at the bottom of the cut, by the Fern St. overpass.”

Drivers should expect delays and are being asked to use alternate routes, if possible.

Photos shared by police show what appears to be a truck that was heavily damaged during the crash. Part of the overpass has also been damaged and at this point in time, it’s unclear whether anyone was severely injured.

“The structure has been damaged and will need to be inspected to ensure it is safe before it can reopen,” says the North Vancouver RCMP in a Tweet.

RCMP say that they’ll provide a timeline for reopening as soon as possible.

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