Drivers are alerted to expect early morning traffic delays on Highway 7 between 240th and 272nd streets, as BC Hydro works to repair downed power lines.
As a result of yesterday’s high winds, a fallen tree in the area resulted in six poles and lines down across the roadway. Due to the scale of damage and for the safety of the crews, drivers may experience delays as BC Hydro works to repair the downed lines across two kilometres of the road between 240th and 272nd streets.
Crews will be working throughout the morning to restore power, and traffic control personnel will remain on site. Travellers are to be aware of the impact to early morning traffic, and alternate routes should be used if available.
A detour is in effect via Dewdney Trunk Road. Westbound traffic is being diverted at 272nd Street.
The ministry thanks drivers for their patience and reminds all road users to obey traffic control personnel and signage in the area. For the latest updates on the situation, travellers can check: DriveBC.ca