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Commuters see delays on Highway 1 due to road conditions, traffic incidents

Last Updated Jan 14, 2020 at 11:20 am PST

Summary

Ice, crashes, and other traffic incidents have created delays along Highway 1 westbound all morning Tuesday

A jackknifed semi, which has since been cleared, created big backups for hours

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.

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.

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