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Update: Port Mann Bridge fully reopens following dump truck fire

Fire crews responded to the incident that blocked eastbound traffic from Coquitlam and beyond.

1:30 p.m.

Eastbound traffic from Coquitlam and over the Port Mann Bridge is now open following a dump truck fire today (Jan. 18).

Traffic began flowing over the bridge around the lunch hour after crews extinguished the flames and cleaned the road debris.

A dump truck's cab was seen engulfed in a blaze before 8 a.m., to which Coquitlam firefighters and local police responded to the incident that caused heavy congestion for morning commuters.

All lanes were briefly closed before first responders were able to open a single lane for vehicles to get through on both sides of the meridian.

Traffic stretched beyond Brunette Avenue from the east and the scene resulted in a visual distraction for westbound commuters to just past 152nd Street in Surrey.

It's not known if anyone was injured from the fire or what caused it, as of this publication.

More to come...

9:15 a.m.

A dump truck fire has slowed traffic eastbound on the Port Mann Bridge this morning.

The vehicle's cab was engulfed in flames before 8 a.m., causing heavy congestion from the east end of the Highway 1 bridge.

Coquitlam fire crews have since extinguished the blaze and, as of this publication, it's not known if anyone was injured from the incident.

The cause of the fire is also not yet known.

Commuters should expect major delays and congestion as only two lanes are open on Highway 1 — one thru lane and one on the Surrey side of the bridge.

Eastbound traffic is currently backed up to Brunette Avenue, but police have blocked off the two right thru lanes from the bridge to the King Edward Street overpass.

The visual distraction is also causing some westbound build-up from 152nd Street in Surrey.