BURNABY (NEWS 1130) – A crash that left a semi jackknifed under the Sprott Street overpass in Burnaby was the first of several incidents that caused major delays for westbound traffic on Highway 1 Tuesday morning.
The truck was cleared, but the backups are still widespread several hours later. As crews deal with crashes, stalls, and other traffic incidents, road conditions are less than ideal.
Snow falling and roads icing over continue to create slippery conditions for drivers, with some vehicles spinning out and ending up in ditches.
The stretch of Highway 1 through Burnaby between Gaglardi Way and Grandview Highway has been a slow-go for much of the morning, as drivers slow down so as not to fall victim to black ice.
More traffic chaos along Highway 1. A semi has jackknifed under the Sprott St overpass. Gridlock for drivers westbound. @BT_Vancouver @CityNewsVAN @NEWS1130 @NEWS1130Traffic pic.twitter.com/D9vnGiP6iI
— Greg Harper (@GS_Harper) January 14, 2020
Drivers are being reminded to leave a safe distance between themselves and the vehicle in front of them, and ensure they have the appropriate tires for winter driving conditions.