Drivers can check on road conditions at more locations on Vancouver Island with the addition of five new highway cameras, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone announced.
“These new cameras mean those planning to travel in and through central Vancouver Island can easily check current road and weather conditions for various locations before heading out,” Stone said. “Now we have more than 620 highway webcam views at 350 locations throughout British Columbia to help drivers ‘know before they go’ and make travel plans according to traffic congestion, weather conditions and other events.”
The new webcams provide real-time monitoring of road conditions and are located at:
- Ryan Road at Lerwick Road in Courtenay;
- Highway 19 at Buckley Bay, 17 kilometres south of the Comox Valley Parkway;
- Highway 1 at Zorkin Road/Brechin Road near Departure Bay in Nanaimo;
- Highway 1 at Comox Road/Terminal Avenue in Nanaimo, and
- Highway 1 at Herd Road/Cowichan Valley Highway, about 5 kilometres north of Duncan.
They can be viewed online under the Vancouver Island tab at: http://drivebc.ca/#webcams
“Before hitting the road, we encourage drivers to check DriveBC for the most up-to-date information as we want to help ensure locals and visitors avoid delays and enjoy safe travels through our beautiful region,”said Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell.
“Whether commuting or out exploring all the wonderful sites and opportunities that Vancouver Island has to offer, the new webcams make it easier to plan a safe trip up and down the island by providing travellers with timely information on conditions,” said Comox Valley MLA Don McRae.
For travel information available 24/7, go to: www.DriveBC.ca