Single northbound lane of George Massey Tunnel reopened after leak

Water leaks from a damaged sprinkler struck by an oversized vehicle in the Massey Tunnel on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. Ministry of Transportation

Metro Vancouver’s George Massey Tunnel was closed to northbound traffic for more than an hour during the Friday commute, amid a water leak.

A single northbound lane reopened around 4:15 p.m.

Southbound traffic was initially restricted to a single lane, but has since reopened fully.

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DriveBC said the issue was caused by an oversized vehicle striking a sprinkler head at the north end of the tunnel.

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