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Update: Alex Fraser Bridge now fully reopened after police incident

Southbound lanes were closed for eight hours as Delta Police dealt with the incident
Southbound traffic was sitting on the Alex Fraser Bridge for over three hours before eventually being cleared as the police incident continued..

The Alex Fraser Bridge is now fully reopened after a police incident was resolved Monday evening.

The incident had all southbound lanes blocked for nearly eight hours.

“Southbound Alex Fraser Bridge traffic is currently stopped while our officers are working to resolve an ongoing incident on the bridge," said Delta Police on its Twitter account just after 12:30 p.m. on Monday (Jan. 23).

Delta Police updated the situation around 8:30 p.m. in the tweet below:

The bridge closure had a major impact on the afternoon rush hour with heavy congestion reported on southbound Highway 99 towards the Massey Tunnel, along with through New Westminster towards the Pattullo Bridge. Several bus routes also had to be re-routed.