Bridge crews are on-site and continue their dedicated work to clear and monitor both the Alex Fraser Bridge and the Port Mann Bridge at this hour.
Metro Vancouver drivers are reminded to expect winter weather conditions on the roads, to drive carefully, and to check DriveBC for regular updates on their routes at: www.drivebc.ca
There was snow and freezing rain in the Lower Mainland last night and this morning, resulting in accumulations of snow on the cables of the Alex Fraser. There is no shedding of snow at this point, but crews continue to monitor the situation closely. The crossbeams of the Alex Fraser have been cleared of snow and continues to be de-iced regularly.
For public safety, possible lane closures or full bridge closures may be necessary as early as today if the snow and ice on the cables begins to shed. At this point, no closures are scheduled, but we ask that those planning to travel in the Lower Mainland plan ahead and check the weather conditions before they go.
At the Port Mann Bridge, five snow-clearing collar drops were performed overnight with no issues. Snow and ice technicians continue to perform snow-clearing activities and reload the cable collars for more drops as needed.
The ministry will continue to keep the driving public informed of any traffic control activities via Twitter, DriveBC, and digital message signs.
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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