2 with life-threatening injuries after crash on Halifax’s MacKay Bridge

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Two people were sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a multiple-vehicle crash on the MacKay Bridge early Tuesday morning.

Halifax Regional Police said shortly after 6 a.m. that the bridge was closed as police were on scene of the crash. The bridge was reopened at about 9:45 a.m.

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HRP spokesperson Const. John MacLeod said police believe three vehicles were involved in the crash.

The closure of the MacKay, which connects Halifax to Dartmouth, caused traffic chaos on both sides of the bridge.

“Avoid the area and use alternate routes this morning,” Halifax Regional Police said in an earlier release. “Motorists should expect delays in their morning commute and are asked to drive with caution.”

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In an earlier tweet, Halifax Transit said buses were running up to 52 minutes late due to the MacKay Bridge closure, as well as “multiple motor vehicle collisions throughout the city.”

Emergency vehicles are seen on the MacKay Bridge early Tuesday morning. Global News

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