The Pattullo Bridge in New Westminster has been closed this morning due to a police incident, according to New Westminster Police.
The bridge was closed early this morning, causing rush hour traffic to be diverted to the Port Mann and Alex Fraser bridges.
UPDATE 9:43 a.m.
The Pattullo Bridge has re-opened and the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has been called in to look at the incident.
New Westminster police officers were called at approximately 3 a.m. today responding to a person in distress on or near the Pattullo Bridge, according to a release from the IIO. This person did not survive and as a result, the IIO was notified.
Police incident has both, Patullo Bridge and Front Street closed until further notice. Thank you for your patience. #newwest
— New West Police (@NewWestPD) October 5, 2015
Port Mann Bridge as of 7:50 a.m.:
Pattullo Bridge approach – Hwy 99A near 132nd Street looking west: