(Black Press Media file photo)

(Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: All four lanes through Massey Tunnel now open

Northbound lanes were closed after an oversize vehicle struck a sprinkler head

UPDATE (4:52 p.m.): All lanes are now clear and traffic is flowing three lanes southbound and one lane northbound. Ministry says to expect heavy delays due to congestion.

Original story below…

Traffic through the George Massey Tunnel is down to one lane each way due to a water leak at the north end of the crossing.

According to the B.C. Ministry of Transportation, the closure was caused by an oversized vehicle travelling northbound on Highway 99 striking a sprinkler head at the north end of the tunnel.

Both northbound lanes are closed but the counterflow is in, meaning a single lane is moving in either direction. A detour route is available.

In a tweet at 3:44 p.m., Delta Police say the closure is expected to be relatively short-lived as repair crews are on scene.



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