If you’re driving over the Port Mann Bridge, be wary of possible ice bombs.
The snowy weather is apparently causing chunks of ice to fall from the bridge’s cables.
One commuter claims he was struck by one this morning while driving eastbound on the Port Mann Bridge.
Joe Hunt says he dodged the first few slush bombs but his luck didn’t last long.
“Good size chunks, people were slowing down and trying to avoid it. It shattered the whole window and cracked it alongside the driver’s side as well.”
Bridge operator TI Corp’s Greg Johnson says a system – which slides down cables and clears off snow – was activated this morning.
“We were watching cameras of all the cables and traffic on the bridge as well all morning. We didn’t see any incidents,” says Johnson, when asked is the system may have been activated too late.
Johnson says crews will be monitoring the system this evening and to expect some minor slush bombs on the Port Mann bridge as the day goes on.
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(Footage courtesy of TI Corp)
CKNW listeners have sent photos of more possible ice bombs hitting several vehicles crossing the Alex Fraser Bridge on Monday.