A traffic incident on Highway 17 in Delta has led to significant delays on one BC Ferries route out of Tsawwassen.

At around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, a vehicle incident at Ladner Trunk Road led to closures and congestion. 

The incident was clear at around 10:30, but BC Ferries told passengers that its vessel, Salish Orca, was expecting a fuel truck that was trapped in the traffic. 

The Salish Orca is travelling between Tsawwassen and the Southern Gulf Islands and left 50 minutes late for its 10:10 a.m. departure. 

"We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience you may experience as a result of this sailing delay," said BC Ferries in a statement.

Things appeared to have returned to normal by 8 p.m. with little to no wait times on most routes.