Traffic is backing up on Highway 7 in Pitt Meadows due to a vehicle incident. (Google Maps)

TRAFFIC: Vehicle hits power pole in Maple Ridge, another incident along Lougheed in Pitt Meadows

Expect delays

One person was sent to hospital after a three vehicle crash in Pitt Meadows Thursday morning.

The crash happened about 7 a.m. in the westbound lanes along Lougheed Highway between Allen Way and Dewdney Trunk Road.

Pitt Meadows fire chief Mike Larsson said it was a three vehicle rear-ender that blocked the left and middle lanes for about an hour and a half, snarling traffic for the morning commute.

Firefighters were on scene for about one hour.

A vehicle also collided with a power pole at 224th Street and Abernethy Way in Maple Ridge.

The collision involved two vehicles and occurred around 7:40 a.m. Thursday.

B.C. Ambulance responded and all occupants were reported out of the vehicles.

The pole was sheered, according to reports.

In Albion, a West Coast Express train is running behind schedule after it was forced to apply its emergency brake to avoid a car at the crossing, according to a tweet posted online by a commuter.

Also, there was a stalled semi eastbound east of the Pitt River Bridge and the right lane was blocked.

• More details to follow.


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