Burlington Skyway closed until Monday

Aerial of Skyway Bridge. (Craig Robertson/QMI Agency File Photo)

Aerial of Skyway Bridge. (Craig Robertson/QMI Agency File Photo)

Jenny Yuen, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:54 AM ET

The Burlington Skyway will be closed until at least Monday afternoon after a dump truck smashed into the bridge’s scaffolding, the Ministry of Transportation said Friday.

Sukhvinder Singh Rai, 34, of Brampton, is charged with impaired driving after allegedly driving the truck into the Skyway around 3:45 p.m. Thursday.

“We’re going to wait for the conclusion of the Ontario Provincial Police investigation, then at that time, the reliable party will be responsible for the damages for the property,” MTO spokesman Astrid Poei said Friday.

“We’ll only know the cost when the situation is fully resolved, but as you can imagine the cost would be high because even damage to personal vehicles and Crown property looks severe ... probably in the thousands or more.”

The next update is scheduled Monday afternoon.


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