Knight Street Bridge reopens after semi truck accident

Commuters heading south from the Knight Street Bridge faced major delays for several hours, after a semi-truck flipped over at the north end of the bridge Thursday afternoon.

1 person was transported to hospital in unknown condition

All southbound lanes were blocked by the truck. (@VanFireRescue/Twitter)

The southbound lanes of the Knight Street Bridge have reopened after a semi-truck flipped over at the north end of the bridge Thursday afternoon. 

Vancouver police said they expect the lanes would open by 11 p.m. PT.

However the truck and debris were not completely cleared until just before 3:00 a.m. Friday.

The incident took place around 2 p.m. Thursday, with the flipped truck blocking all southbound lanes.

Vancouver Police and Richmond RCMP are on scene investigating. (Zahra Premji/CBC)

Jonathan Gormick with Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, said one person was transported to hospital after being extricated by a heavy rescue team from the truck.

A hazmat team was on scene responding to spilled fluids and diesel. Investigators from the Vancouver police and Richmond RCMP are also on scene. 

One person was extricated from the truck by a heavy rescue team. (@VanFireRescue/Twitter)

The clean-up took a significant amount of time because the truck had to be emptied, righted, and the area cleaned of debris. 

The condition of the person transported to hospital is not currently known. 

Delays are expected for hours because of the time it will take to clean up the debris. (Zahra Premji/CBC)


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