Pattullo Bridge closed due to police incident

SkyBridge Pattullo Bridge Fraser River Surrey / Shutterstock

The Pattullo Bridge in New Westminster has been closed this morning due to a police incident, according to New Westminster Police.

The bridge was closed early this morning, causing rush hour traffic to be diverted to the Port Mann and Alex Fraser bridges.

UPDATE 9:43 a.m.

The Pattullo Bridge has re-opened and the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has been called in to look at the incident.

New Westminster police officers were called at approximately 3 a.m. today responding to a person in distress on or near the Pattullo Bridge, according to a release from the IIO. This person did not survive and as a result, the IIO was notified.


Port Mann Bridge as of 7:50 a.m.:

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Pattullo Bridge approach – Hwy 99A near 132nd Street looking west:

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