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Jacks to support collapsed culvert under Hwy 99 near Oak Street Bridge

It was single lane traffic northbound on Highway 99, near the Oak Street Bridge Tuesday morning after the roadway buckled when the culvert which runs the width of the highway collapsed. - Martin van den Hemel photo
It was single lane traffic northbound on Highway 99, near the Oak Street Bridge Tuesday morning after the roadway buckled when the culvert which runs the width of the highway collapsed.
— image credit: Martin van den Hemel photo

Tuesday morning's commute became much messier when a section of Highway 99 roadway buckled just south of the Oak Street Bridge.

But there's good news: the impacted stretch of roadway will be re-opened to traffic some time Tuesday evening, albeit at reduced speeds until the area is repaired.

According to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, northbound two-lane traffic will resume Tuesday night.

"Early assessments indicate a culvert collapse under the right lane in the northbound lanes of Highway 99 just before the Oak Street Bridge," the ministry said in a press release. "During this period the failed culvert area will be temporarily supported with jacks to prevent any further collapse."

Repairs will begin immediately, but the timelines for the completion of repairs is still being assessed, the ministry added.

The culvert connects a waterway that runs from one side of the highway to the other.

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