A car went off the road causing traffic delays for evening commuters. (Credit: Hannah Pemberton)

VIDEO: Traffic snarled during Friday evening rush hour, now clear

Traffic was backed up all over Greater Victoria

Incidents on the Island Highway, the Trans-Canada Highway and the Pat Bay highway were causing major delays all around Greater Victoria during the Friday evening commute.

Rush hour got an early start Highway 1 due to a reported vehicle that went off the road between the McKenzie interchange and the Helmcken overpass.

Another incident on the Pat Bay Highway caused massive delays for commuters. Adding to the traffic headache, View Royal Fire Department confirmed a cyclist was hit on Island Highway causing major delays in that area.

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One person on Twitter said traffic was backed up beyond Mayfair Mall on Douglas Street.

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According to Google Traffic Maps the traffic has cleared.



kendra.crighton@blackpress.ca

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