RCMP constable Angela Rabut says the winter storm raging here is so severe that many people are deciding not to drive at all which has meant fewer incidents than might be expected.
“In the last 24 hours there has been a report of only one vehicle in the ditch, no injuries, no damage,” said Rabut. “The weather is so extreme right now that people seem to be staying off the roads and driving accordingly when daring to venture out.”
The BC Hydro outages report shows only one outage on Haida Gwaii.
“Knock on wood, it’s looking good,” said BC Hydro Northern Community Relations officer David Mosure of the storm’s affect on the whole region.
The following is the most recent driving report from Drive BC for major local roads and ferry:
Highway 16: Slushy sections from BC Ferries Terminal in Prince Rupert to 27.7 km east of Rainbow Pass (56 km). Updated Tue Jan 6 at 8:34 am PST.
Highway 37: Compact snow with slippery sections from Kitimat to Junction with Highway 16, in Terrace (57.6 km). Updated Tue Jan 6 at 8:28 am PST.
Nisga’a Highway: Compact snow with slippery sections from Junction with Highway 16, in Terrace to Gingolx (Kincolith) (169 km). Updated Tue Jan 6 at 8:28.
Usk Ferry: Out of Service at Skeena River until further notice due to winter conditions. Aerial tramway available for foot passengers. Updated on Tue Nov 18 at 5:10 pm PST.