Forty new camera views in DriveBC network boost safety, travel planning across province

VICTORIA - British Columbians now have more access to bird's-eyeview webcams to help plan their travel ahead of time, thanks to 11 new cameras and 40 new webcam views added to the DriveBC highway camera network.

  • Jan. 9, 2018 12:00 a.m.

VICTORIA – British Columbians now have more access to bird’s-eyeview webcams to help plan their travel ahead of time, thanks to 11 new cameras and 40 new webcam views added to the DriveBC highway camera network.

“Planning ahead and checking conditions before hitting the road is important for safe travel, and the DriveBC network is a tremendous tool for drivers,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena. “These new webcams and views mean people have even more resources at their disposal, no matter where their travels take them, especially in the winter months.”

There are now nearly 700 highway webcam views at more than 380 locations throughout B.C., giving travellers easy access to weather, road and traffic conditions with near real-time coverage. The following are some of the new cameras and views added around the province:

* Highway 1 at West Shore Parkway: This camera provides three separate views, looking north towards Goldstream Park, southwest along West Shore Parkway, and southbound towards Victoria: http://images.drivebc. ca/bchighwaycam/pub/html/dbc/756. html

* Meadows Junction – Highway 3 at Highway 3B junction: This camera looks west on the two-lane Highway 3B from Crowsnest Pass towards Castlegar: http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/ pub/html/dbc/793.html

* B.C.-Alberta Border – Highway 16, about 0.5 km west of the B.C.-Alberta border: This camera provides a west facing view of the two-lane Yellowhead highway: http://images.drivebc.ca/ bchighwaycam/pub/html/dbc/560.html

* Alex Fraser Bridge/Annacis Channel Bridge approach/Highway 91 connector: This camera offers east, south, and west views of this portion of the highway network on the Lower Mainland: http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/ pub/html/dbc/731.html

* Highway 97 Taylor: This camera, in the northeastern town of Taylor, offers north, south, east and west views of the intersection of Highway 97 at Pine Avenue: http://images.drivebc.ca/ bchighwaycam/pub/html/dbc/819.html

The Province is encouraging people to check DriveBC.ca before they head out on the roads and highways to make sure they know before they go: www. DriveBC.ca (http://www.drivebc.ca/) Mobile-friendly site: www.DriveBC. ca/mobile (http://www.drivebc.ca/mobile)

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