For Immediate Release
Aug. 13, 2011 Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
New webcam helps you "know before you go"
HORSESHOE BAY - A new web camera in Horseshoe Bay is now live on the Province's DriveBC website, providing real-time coverage of highway conditions in the area and helping motorists plan a safe journey.
The Province is adding 30 new web cameras to its DriveBC network this year. Priority for new web cameras is given to routes prone to extreme weather or traffic congestion, and for sites where there is not already a nearby webcam.
Heavy ferry traffic at Horseshoe Bay makes this a prime location for a webcam. Commuters and tourists heading to and from the ferry into the Sea-to-Sky Corridor will now have access to current travel and weather information with a click of a button. This will bring the total number of web images available on DriveBC to over 200 by the end of the year.
The web camera is located at Highway 1 and Highway 99 at the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal: http://prd.images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/html/www/228.html
DriveBC is the Province of B.C.'s most popular website. It provides timely road condition updates, travel advisories, road closure information for provincial highways, weather information and other important links to the travelling public, to help ensure easier, safer trips.
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom -
"The new web camera at Horseshoe Bay will provide travellers with current road conditions in the busy area near the ferry terminal and Highway 99. Along with web cameras, the DriveBC website has a wealth of information to help commuters and visitors plan a safe and enjoyable trip, including traffic, weather and safety information and tips."
* The Province launched the DriveBC website in 2005.
* DriveBC received an average of 2.9 million visits per month in 2010.
* View current webcam images on DriveBC at: www.drivebc.ca
* Get DriveBC updates on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/drivebc
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Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
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