Alex Fraser Bridge Closure – Multiple law enforcement officers are responding to the scene of an attempted suicide on Alex Fraser Bridge. The incident occurred on Monday, January 23, 2023, at Delta, Annacis Island. According to the report, Alex Fraser Bridge is currently closed as someone was threatening to jump off from Alex Fraser Bridge.
According to an unsubstantiated report, Gurnek Thandi was identified as the person who attempted to jump off Alex Fraser Bridge after he made a Facebook post.
The Facebook post reads: I LOVE YOU SANITA! The love of my life I didn’t appreciate what I had and now your gone. I blame me. You can’t see a future with me and I can’t see one without you. I tried….My efforts were to late. Mental Health is real, this is a… BROKEN HEART I can’t say anything bad about My Love. She is the mother of my two precious babies. Take care of them Babe. I wish I was stronger. It breaks me even more, knowing I won’t be there to watch my girls grow up. I’m so sorry. I love you Amaani. I’m so sorry kiddo
I love you Aziya.
I’m so sorry Zee Please don’t discredit my love for them. Let them know I love them and I’m watching over them everyday. I’m Sorry, especially to those, I couldn’t keep my promise to. To all of you that knew what I was going through and have supported me. I failed you. I failed life! To my love Sanita. I hope you have it in you to forgive me. I wish you Happiness.”
Officers are actively investigating to put the situation under control at this time. Delta Police have announced on their Twitter account that the side of the bridge that faces south is currently closed. According to the tweet, the traffic on the southbound lanes of the Alex Fraser Bridge has been temporarily blocked while officers attempt to deal with an ongoing incident that has been taking place on the bridge.
There is currently no available time for when the bridge will be opened to traffic. The line of cars moving eastbound on Highway 91 is backed up past Nelson Road. Highway 91A traffic that is traveling in the eastbound direction is currently backed up onto Highway 91.
The traffic on Highway 91A heading southbound is currently backed up over the Queensborough Bridge.
— Delta Police Department (@deltapolice) January 23, 2023
Along with the Hamilton neighborhood, the Westminster Highway is also experiencing significant traffic delays. Drivers are being encouraged to stay away from the area and warned to expect long delays.
UPDATE: After an incident involving law enforcement was settled on Monday evening, the Alex Fraser Bridge has been completely reopened to traffic. The shutdown of the bridge had a significant effect on the afternoon rush hour, with reports of high traffic on Highway 99 southbound heading towards the Massey Tunnel and on Highway 1 through New Westminster heading towards the Pattullo Bridge. Both of these routes were affected by the closure. In addition, the routes of some bus routes had to be altered.
The Alex Fraser Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge over the Fraser River that connects Richmond and New Westminster with North Delta in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia. The bridge is named for Alex Fraser, a former British Columbia Minister of Transportation.
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