News

Usk ferry out of service

The Usk ferry which connects those living on the north side of the Skeena River to Hwy16 on the south side of the river has been temporarily removed from service.

A combination of high water from the spring run-off and recent rains combined with debris floating down the river is the reason, says highways ministry official Dan Baker.

“We like to keep the service for as long as we can but obviously safety is our Number One factor,” he said.

The ferry will be put back into service when water levels decrease and the amount of debris floating down subsides, Baker added.

In the meantime, residents on the northern side of the river are taking a cable car back and forth.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

UPDATE: Missing man found
 
New reverend at Knox United Church
 
Trades building installed in Terrace, B.C.
Fundraiser helps local family
 
Shipping company names new ship after the city
 
(VIDEO) Hundreds pay respects to former finance minister Jim Flaherty
Federal budget hikes tobacco tax, sets up surplus
 
Haunted Halloween house helps the hungry
 
Upcoming forums aim to connect voters and candidates

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.