New DriveBC webcams give northwestern drivers better road view

NORTHWEST DRIVERS will soon be able to see more of the roads before travelling with the addition of four new DriveBC webcams in our area.

  • Apr. 25, 2012 6:00 a.m.

NORTHWEST DRIVERS will soon be able to see more of the roads before travelling with the addition of four new DriveBC webcams in our area.

Webcams are coming to Highway 16 between Kitwanga and Terrace and between Terrace and Smithers; to Highway 37 between Kitwanga and Dease Lake; and to Hwy 113 near New Aiyansh, reported the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure today.

Installations are scheduled to begin this spring, and it is anticipated all will be in operation before winter.

Priority for new webcams is given to routes prone to extreme weather or traffic congestion, and for sites where there isn’t already a nearby webcam, said the ministry.

Thirty webcams are being added to the provincial DriveBC network this year, giving motorists more opportunities to check real-time traffic, road and weather conditions as they plan their trips.

These new webcams, along with the addition of a number of construction cameras from around the province, will bring the number of webcam images available on DriveBC to over 250, with 38 of these in Northern B.C.

To help ensure easier, safer trips, DriveBC provides timely road condition updates, travel advisories, road closure information for provincial highways, weather information and other important links to the travelling public.

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