The George Massey Tunnel is gridlocked for the third time this week as drivers eager to get home in the sunny weather have caused numerous fender benders.
A four car accident northbound in the only counterflow lane at 4 p.m. soon led to a six-car pileup as emergency crews try to scramble around the chaos.
Any drivers planning to go to Richmond or Vancouver this afternoon would be advised to take the Alex Fraser bridge or alternate route.
Drivers have taken to social media to bemoan the chaotic developments. Look below to see what people are saying about the accidents on social media:
[View the story "Massey Tunnel accidents pile up on Friday afternoon" on Storify]Massey Tunnel accidents pile up on Friday afternoonEmergency crews trying to get into the tunnel as fender benders continue.Storified by Adrian MacNair· Fri, Mar 22 2013 17:22:035:15 MASSEY TUNNEL counterflow lane is back in place. Major delays both ways on #BCHwy99News1130 TrafficLong bus line ups at Bridgeport when there's an accident in the Massey tunnel. #twasproblemsDionne How do six cars run into each other at the Massey Tunnel at rush hour?Ian BanksMassey tunnel is closed for the second time today wtf. Build a bridge already.Ryan SheardownANOTHER accident in the massey tunnel today? @adriandix had my support until I heard he wasn't interested in upgrading/replacing it.Emily@news1130traffic #MasseyTunnel - any word of injuries from accident... And if accident is clear/when will we start moving?AliyaI guess a new bridge at the #MasseyTunnel doesn't sound too bad on days like today #stuckintrafficEdward Chiu@thepeak Massey tunnel is closed northbound please stop telling people it's openjax Oh look another multi-car crash at the #masseytunnel. What a joke. Its the Worst part of my working life and the most inconsistent.Blake FisherNot moving by the Massey tunnel. 4 vehicle rear-end crash on the one lane going north! #thanks #stuck #idling #bored #turningupthetunesCarla NarcisoTwice in four days. RT @news1130traffic4:37 MASSEY TUNNEL update: northbound traffic is blocked as emergency crews clear a multi-car crash.Benjamin Yong#RiderAlert C93,401,403,405 service delays expected due to an MVA in Massey Tunnel causing delays in traffic along Steveston Hwy ^jkdTransLink BCDriver Alert: The George Massey tunnel keeps getting worse. 6 car fender bender northbound now w/ traffic stopped to get emerg vehicles inCKNWRoadway Towing is on scene and should have the MVA clear at the Massey Tunnel soon.Roadway Towing Ltd.#Delta Fire on scene with a 4 car minor accident Northbound at the entrance to the Massey Tunnel. #BCHwy99ScanBC4:19 MASSEY TUNNEL accident northbound at the south end, in the only northbound lane. #BCHwy99News1130 Traffic@adriandix @christyclarkbc the people who live south of the Fraser need a solution NOW #masseytunnel #alexfraserbridge #accidents #bcpoliJasmine LeBlancA dump truck hit the wall of Massey Tunnel, causing very heavy traffic at Hway 99 and surrounding thoroughfares.Aymee Paulino VidadOh how I love the Massey tunnelLynne Fader#BCHwy99 at Massey Tunnel lane opened northbound. Expect delays due to traffic congestion as the incident clears.Drive BCAaagghhhhhh!! So much for that noon hockey game in Richmond... Been sitting in traffic at the completely blocked Massey tunnel for over an hour now.Jodi HiggsMassey tunnel, you are the absolute worst!Nicole LarsonBig accident on the northbound side of George Massey tunnel. There's so much traffic people are walking around their vehicles. Ugh.Kayla SochoAnd from a few days ago:How many cop cars, ambulances, and fire trucks can you fit into the Massey Tunnel during rush hour? Quite a lot. pic.twitter.com/Da5m1laFxJKazumi Evans
Storified by Adrian MacNair· Fri, Mar 22 2013 17:22:03
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