Highway lanes on St. Catharines bridge closed

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Published February 17, 2022 at 7:25 pm

(Update: The on-ramps to the QEW have reopened.)

Two skyway bridges on the Toronto-bound side of Queen Elizabeth Way highway had closures in St. Catharines and Burlington on Thursday evening (Feb. 17).

The most serious and longer-term closure with be on the Garden Skyway bridge in St. Catharines. All lanes were closed shortly before 7 p.m. following a reported head-on collision that resulted from a wrong-way driver, according to reports online. The closures are between Glendale Avenue and Niagara Street.

There was also a lane reduction earlier on the Toronto-bound QEW on the Burlington Skyway bridge. That has been cleared, according to 511on.ca.

Update: The on-ramps to the highway have reopened, as of 7:52 p.m.. The closure lasted about one hour.

Driving conditions on the QEW, which snakes around the shore of Lake Ontario, are expected to worsen throughout the course of Thursday evening as freezing rain turns into snow. The Ontario Provincial Police said that it had already responded to over 50 collisions in the Greater Toronto Area by early evening.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Hamilton, most of Halton region, and Mississauga and Brampton in Peel Region.

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