Fire breaks out at Hartland landfill

Traffic delayed in the area around Saanich Road and Hartland Road

  • Jul. 24, 2015 5:00 p.m.

The Hartland landfill is temporarily closed and there are traffic delays in the area as a result of a fire that broke out at the landfill Thursday night.

Traffic around Saanich Road and Hartland Road is being affected by tanker trucks being used to transport water to the site.

“It is expected that there will be traffic delays in the area of West Saanich Road and Hartland Road this morning which will continue through the day as a result of the ongoing firefighting efforts at the Hartland landfill,” Saanich Police Staff-Sgt. Mark Muth said Friday.

“Fire department tanker trucks are accessing water near this intersection and there will be resulting traffic delays.”

Police suggest motorists who normally commute on West Saanich Road may wish to consider using the Pat Bay Highway.