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Highway 99 culvert collapse snarls traffic in Richmond

A collapsed culvert has closed one lane of Highway 99 in Richmond, B.C., causing traffic back up as crews attempt to fix it.

Ministry of transportation working to fix culvert near Bridgeport exit

Crews from the Transportation Ministry examine a sinkhole that appeared on Highway 99 in Richmond, B.C. Tuesday. (CBC)

The collapse of a culvert has closed one lane of Highway 99  in Richmond, B.C., causing traffic back up as crews attempt to fix it.

The culvert collapsed near to the Bridgeport exit, creating a large hole in the pavement on the side of the highway.

A team with the Ministry of Transportation has been here for several hours now trying to figure out what went wrong, examining the road from all angles to get a sense of how it seemingly caved in.

One lane of the northbound highway has been closed, although there are no diversions in place.

With files from Jeff Harrington

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