Drivers on Malahat delayed as crews remove hazardous tree


WATCH: A portion of the Malahat was blocked in both directions Tuesday as crews removed a hazardous tree from the roadside. Calvin To was there.

Hundreds of drivers were delayed for about an hour Tuesday afternoon while crews removed a hazardous tree from the roadside.

It took place around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday on the Malahat at Goldstream Park.

“It’s hanging on the edge of the rock face here and we’re not sure if it actually does fall, if it’s going to fall in the lane of traffic, so we just want to make sure that that’s safe,” said Stewart Eaton, 

Crews spent about 50 minutes taking down the 60-foot-long tree and cleaning up the leftover debris.

Traffic had to be blocked off in both directions to make way for a cherry picker.

In December, a tree fell onto another section of the same road, causing significant damage to a vehicle. Two people were lucky to escape serious injury in the collision. 

Crews spent two and a half hours clearing up that mess.

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