Transport truck crash temporarily closes Hwy 1
2021-01-08 09:07 PST
File # 2021-601
Shortly after 4:00 a.m. this morning, North Vancouver RCMP responded to a collision in the Westbound lanes of Hwy 1 at the Fern Street overpass.
A transport truck had been travelling Westbound on Hwy 1 when it left the roadway and collided with the support structure of the overpass. The driver was taken to local hospital, but fortunately was not seriously injured.
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Due to concerns about the structural integrity of the overpass, the Westbound lanes of Hwy 1 were temporarily closed to traffic, which caused significant traffic delays for morning commuters. Engineers subsequently deemed the overpass to be structurally safe, and the crash was cleared, however a fuel spill from the crash left the roadway very slick and dangerous. A significant amount of absorbant sand product was required, and had to be called to the scene, causing further delays. Just before 10:00 a.m., the highway was once again opened to traffic.
The driver, a 47-year-old resident of Surrey, has been arrested for Driving While Impaired and Driving While Prohibited. The investigation is ongoing.
Sgt. Peter DeVriesMedia Relations Officer
North Vancouver RCMP
nvan.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
147 East 14th St, North Van., BC, V7L 2N4
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