Embankment collapse jams Highway 1 in Coquitlam

09/20/2012 04:22 EDT | Updated 11/20/2012 05:12 EST
Eastbound traffic on Highway 1 through Coquitlam was jammed on Thursday morning after the collapse of an embankment forced the closure of two eastbound lanes near the Brunette exit.

The embankment was part of the work being done on the Highway 1 improvement project and crews were moving soil between North Road and Brunette Avenue.

Spokesman Max Logan said the highway would be fully reopened by 1 p.m. PT in time for the afternoon rush.

Logan said the collapse was impossible to predict and the contractor will foot the bill for the repair work.