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Traffic snarled, ferry sailings affected by Tsawwassen crash that left 1 person seriously hurt

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Another winter storm has resulted in long delays for thousands of BC Ferries passengers. Brad MacLeod has the story – Jan 13, 2020

One person was seriously hurt and BC Ferries was forced to alter its schedule after a multi-vehicle crash on the causeway to the Tsawwassen terminal.

Delta police described the collision as a “three-vehicle head-on collision near Tsatsu Shores.”

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Snow and ice cause chaos on Lower Mainland roads – Jan 13, 2020

The crash also resulted in a large amount of diesel spilling, which Delta Fire was tasked with cleaning up, police said.

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The collision snarled traffic on the causeway for more than four hours, and prevented BC Ferries employees from reaching the terminal.

As a result, the company was forced to reschedule multiple sailings.

You can see an up-to-date list of sailing delays and cancellations here.

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Vehicles were restricted to single-lane alternating traffic while collision investigators worked to determine the cause of the crash.

The route was fully reopened shortly before 3 p.m.

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