The Alex Fraser Bridge has been re-opened after another lengthy closure in both directions Monday afternoon due to falling snow and ice.
The closure, which began at 1 p.m. Monday, was the latest in a round of bridge closures due to the snowstorm that has blanketed the Lower Mainland this week. All lanes of the bridge reopened around 4:40, except the southbound slow lane.
Last week, 30 drivers had their cars damaged as a result of ice and snow falling off the Alex Fraser and 10 had their cars damaged by ice and snow falling off the Port Mann.
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) December 12, 2016
Transportation Minister Todd Stone said that the province was investigating why ice and snow had accumulated on the Alex Fraser – suggesting that de-icing agent should have been applied more often.