Delta gets new HighwayCam

South Delta has another traffic HighwayCam.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure this week said drivers can better prepare for their travels thanks to the 30 new cameras and 71 more views added to the DriveBC webcam network in 2019.

New cameras are installed during the year at locations throughout B.C. to support drivers and road operators in planning for traffic and weather conditions on the route ahead.

The cameras offer real-time images of hundreds of locations throughout the province, with a total of 457 highway cameras delivering 873 views.

DriveBC webcam locations are assessed based on need, identified either by residents, contractors or weather experts.

The program works to maintain its network of existing cameras placed at strategic locations throughout the province.

Among the new cameras and views added to the DriveBC network is one on Highway 99 at 80th Street, looking west and east.

“This camera was brought in by popular request from travellers, so they can see the scale of traffic during air shows in this area. The camera assists better route planning and helps police and traffic-control workers manage traffic,” the ministry says.

In addition to providing current weather, road and traffic conditions, DriveBC also has links to information about border delays, inland ferries and how to safely drive in winter conditions.

For travel information available 24/7, visit http://: www.DriveBC.ca

To view the DriveBC webcams, visit http:// https://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/

 

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