new YVR outlet mall(coach etc) attracted heavy traffic
Traffic heading to and from the Vancouver International Airport is backed up on Thursday afternoon due to a new McArthurGlen luxury mall that opened Thursday morning.
Airport officials are advising travellers to give themselves extra time if they're booked on a flight.
"If you choose to drive and are travelling today, please allow extra time on roadways to YVR from Vancouver and Richmond," said a news release from YVR.
"If you are going to YVR or the designer outlet centre today, we recommend taking the Canada Line."
Richmond RCMP were directing traffic, telling travellers to stay in the left lane on Grant McConachie Way and those heading to the outlet mall to stay right.