Another three of the 30 new webcams to be installed this year on the DriveBC network are now live, giving motorists a real-time view of weather and road conditions on provincial highways near the communities of Nelson, Creston and Trail.
DriveBC web cameras are now live at:
- This webcam is located just inside the city limits, looking south on Highway 6 near Highway 3A and Rosemont/Uphill interchange. This webcam will benefit all those travelling the highway corridor, and will be a valuable resource in the winter season for the many travellers on their way to the spectacular ski areas along Highway 6.
- This webcam is situated near the junction of Highway 3A and Highway 3, and will provide a south-easterly view of a key decision making location for travellers. Highway users may choose to travel along Highway 3 over the Kootenay Pass, or to travel along Highway 3A taking advantage of this scenic lakeside route.
- This webcam is located on Highway 3B near Devito Drive, looking east along a very busy commuter route. Highway users travelling back and forth every day between Trail, Montrose and Fruitvale will be able to check the weather and road conditions before they leave.
The addition of 30 new webcams this year will bring the number of webcam images available on DriveBC to over 250. All are expected to be installed and operating by winter.
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.
Further supporting the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure's public engagement, until June 30 the ministry is asking B.C. travellers where they would like to see B.C. highway cams to better help them know before they go. Have your say at: http://www.tranbc.ca/surveys.
DriveBC 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 -
"Highways in the Columbia and Kootenay regions of our province traverse some pretty challenging terrain, where weather can be unpredictable. We are adding more DriveBC webcams in this part of the province so motorists can see road and weather conditions before travelling.
"Our webcams, along with highway closure and construction delay information, are important tools to help you 'know before you go,' and I encourage everyone to check DriveBC before setting out."
- DriveBC is the government of B.C.'s most popular website.
- Government launched the DriveBC website in 2005.
- DriveBC receives an average of 2.9 million visits per month.
See DriveBC's webcam images at: www.drivebc.ca
Follow the work of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure online at: www.tranbc.ca
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure