Commuters are being warned they can expect delays every day until further notice because of continuing rush-hour protests in the Downtown Eastside.

Demonstrators snarled Monday afternoon traffic as more than 100 people converged on the intersection of Main and Hastings streets -- and they planned to return during Tuesday's afternoon rush hour for a second day of protests.

Coast Mountain Bus Company said in a press release Tuesday that it has been warned the protests will continue on a daily basis.

The bus company says that it has prepared reroutes to avoid the area, but, "We do expect that there will be congestion and bus delays."

For more details on changes in bus routes, check TransLink's website.

Downtown Eastside residents and B.C. Government and Service Employees Union members are demanding the reopening of the neighbourhood's Health Contact Centre.

They say the centre's all-night community drop-in, food programs and other vital services have saved lives in the poverty-stricken neighbourhood.

Vancouver Coastal Health says the centre has been closed because it duplicates programs offered through community health clinics or Insite, the safe injection site.

With files from The Canadian Press