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NEWS 1130 Worst Commute winner spends anywhere from 3.5 to 6 hours driving to, from work

The Iron Workers Bridge is seen here from the NEWS 1130 Air Patrol in the summer of 2019. (Source: Riley Phillips/NEWS 1130)

Vancouver's Worst Commute contest winner says he can spend up to six hours total in his car on a bad day

Allister Morgan drives from Surrey to North Shore and back, crossing two bridges, a tunnel, HWY 1, and construction

Allister Morgan gets $500 for his pain, thanks to our partners at Toyo Tires

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – This week’s winner in Vancouver’s Worst Commute contest hits a number of snags on his daily commute between Surrey and the North Shore.

Allister Morgan endures the Pattullo, Highway 1, the Cassiar Tunnel, and the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge on his way to and from work. But it doesn’t end there.

“Then up The Cut into Lynn Valley,” he says, adding he runs into the construction work being done on the Mountain Highway interchange.

“That’s a bit of a battle every day, for sure.”

All these obstacles add up, and that means Allister spends a lot of time in his vehicle.

“On a good day, about three and a half hours,” he says of his daily commute. “On an awful day, it can be as much as six hours.”

His day starts with a 5:15 a.m. wake up. Allister then starts his trek, but at least he’s not in it alone. He says he picks up two co-workers in the Surrey area before he begins the drive to North Vancouver.

Allister gets $500 for his pain, thanks to our partners at Toyo Tires. NEWS 1130 would like to thank everyone who submitted an entry.

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