UPDATE JANUARY 28, 8:05 p.m. ET: Two bridges connecting Quebec and Ontario are now closed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government.
JANUARY 28, 7:06 p.m. ET: The Trudeau Liberals announced that the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge connecting Gatineau, Quebec with Ottawa, Ontario will close lanes until further notice starting on January 28, 8 p.m. ET due to a “planned protest taking place this weekend in Ottawa.”
Only two lanes will remain open to traffic. The announcement was made this evening by Public Services and Procurement Canada.
Alexandra Bridge, which also crosses the Ottawa River and connects Gatineau with Ottawa, has also been closed due out of an “abundance of caution and safety due to a planned protest taking place this weekend in Ottawa.”
Only pedestrians and cyclists may use the bridge during this time.
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