Crews have been working around the clock preparing the Alex Fraser Bridge and the Port Mann Bridge for the snow.
Motorists should drive safely and drive to the conditions of the roads, highways and bridges and check DriveBC for regular updates.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and TI Corp brought in additional crews, to prepare the bridges for safe travel for motorists.
On the Alex Fraser Bridge, a de-icing agent has been applied multiple times over the last 48 hours, on the crossbeams overhead. Crews are continuously monitoring the situation, and as of this morning, there is no accumulation of snow or ice on the crossbeams. Monitoring and the de-icing applications will continue frequently throughout the winter weather conditions, to maintain safety for travellers.
On the Port Mann Bridge, crews have been busy reloading the snow-clearing collars to each of the bridge’s 288 cables. There was no accumulation on the cables overnight on the Port Mann. So far, no collars have been dropped, but crews are ready to start dropping cables to clear snow as soon as it starts to accumulate. Crews and technicians are on-site at the Port Mann Bridge monitoring conditions, and will continue throughout the day and night.
If driving isn’t necessary, the best choice is to either stay home during these winter storms, or take another form of transportation, such as public transit.
Again, motorists are encouraged to please check DriveBC, for regular updates on their routes at www.drivebc.ca
The ministry will also keep the travelling public informed via digital message signs. Traffic control personnel may also be on site directing traffic.
Drivers are reminded to adjust their driving to the winter conditions they encounter. This includes slowing down, increasing following distance to at least four seconds, and using extra caution.
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