Stuck crossing arm in Pitt causes delay
A malfunctioning railway crossing arm brought rush-hour traffic to a halt early Thursday in Pitt Meadows.
Canadian Pacific was called around 6:15 a.m., when the crossing arms on Harris Road failed to lift.
Canadian Pacific spokesperson Kevin Hrysak said an employee was dispatched immediately.
“As it was unfortunately during the morning, it took a little bit of time for the employee to get to the site and assess the issue,” he explained.
The crossing was deactivated just after 7 a.m. and traffic was able to drive through.
“CP apologies for any inconveniences or delays this may have caused commuters. This is not a common occurrence and the crossing problem was repaired and rectified,” Hrysak said.
An issue with the circuit that activates the crossing caused the malfunction, but at no time was there a risk to public safety.