05/19/2014 01:02 EDT | Updated 07/19/2014 05:59 EDT

Deer on the Gardiner Expressway causes closures, delays

A deer on the Gardiner Expressway forced road closures, causing major delays on the Monday afternoon of a Victoria Day weekend.

Eastbound lanes are now open but westbound lanes near Park Lawn Road remain closed.

Police said the deer — that was on the road at one point — was then lying down near the highway.

Police were concerned that if it tried to run across the road it could cause serious injury.

Animal control services are now on the scene.