HOV lanes on the Port Mann bridge will remain out of commission for off-peak hours until the current run of snowy weather is behind us.
Greg Johnson, who speaks for the company that manages the bridge, says those lanes are closed as crews work above resetting snow collars on the cables.
He says thousands of the snow-removing devices have been dropped since the weekend snow.
“It’s going to take a number of days to get all of the collars reloaded to the top of the tower. Crews started shortly after the storm on New Year’s Eve and they want to make sure it’s done as quickly as possible so that we’re ready for any snow that materializes.”
Heavy snow at #PortMannBridge. Crews continue to drop collars to clear snow from cables. Drive safely in winter conditions.
— Port Mann/Highway 1 (@PortMannHwy1) January 1, 2017
Johnson says HOV discounts are still being applied even when the lanes are closed.
Peak-direction HOV lanes are open during peak-hours.
Snow storms in early December brought dozens of complaints from drivers after falling snow and ice damaged their vehicles.