OTTAWA -- Motorists are being warned to expect delays near the St. Laurent Shopping Centre after an overpass was damaged.

The southbound lanes of St. Laurent Boulevard are reduced after the overpass from Labelle Street into the St. Laurent Shopping Centre was damaged.

Ottawa Police say it affects St. Laurent from Coventry Road to the Highway 17 westbound off-ramp.   

Police are asking drivers to avoid the area.

There is no word on when the lanes will reopen.