Like ice bombs falling from the sky.
That's how motorists described their nightmare on the Port Mann Bridge early Wednesday afternoon when giant icicles began to drop from the overhead cables and damage cars.
RCMP closed the new toll bridge
in both directions for several hours until about 6 p.m. after many vehicles were hit by the falling ice and two occupants were injured, sending one to hospital.
Several large clumps of ice crashed through car windshields and ICBC has received 107 vehicle damage claims as of Thursday morning.
"There was no way to get around it, there was no way to move - it looked like a meteor shower of snow," said Jared Angell of Abbotsford.
His work truck sports a spider web of cracks in the front windshield and multiple dents to the roof.
"I probably got hit at least 10 times," Angell said. "I wasn't nervous until the windshield shattered, then I started to get nervous. You're hoping another one doesn't hit the same spot."
He was one of at least four drivers with Port Mann ice damage who ended up in the same autobody shop in Abbotsford.
Karl Nylund said he was "freaked out" when ice punched right through the back window of his Subaru as he was inching across the bridge in very slow traffic.