A pair of overpass collisions on Highway 1 slowed traffic for commuters in Abbotsford and Langley on Monday morning (May 29).
Highway 1 in Abbotsford was closed westbound at the Number 3 Road exit after a truck collided with the overpass on Monday morning (May 29). Meanwhile, the highway was also closed westbound at 264th Street in Langley after reports of a similar incident the same morning.
The Abbotsford Police Department says a fully-loaded dumptruck struck the No. 3 Road overpass at approximately 5:20 a.m. on Monday. The driver lost control of the truck after its front-side tire blew, resulting in a collision with the overpass support posts.
The truck immediately burst into flames but the driver is not injured and the fire was later extinguished.
In Langley, it appeared a flatbed semi truck failed to clear the overpass, knocking a large industrial apparatus on to the road and snapping the trailer.
According to Drive BC, the highway opened at both No. 3 Road and 264th Street at approximately 1 p.m but delays were still expected due to congestion.