Agassiz traffic cam installed at tracks

Webcam now available on DriveBC

An image capture from a new webcam installed in Agassiz

Agassiz has joined the list of B.C. communities that have a Drive B.C. webcam.

The camera is located just north the Hwy. 9 and Hwy. 7 junction, pointed back at the train crossing.

Drivers can check traffic conditions, or get a visual sense of weather conditions, by visiting the DriveBC website before heading out.

The Agassiz camera is one of three that went live last week. The other two are in Hunter Creek and Maple Ridge. DriveBC is a provincial government service that already had 170 webcams up and running. They are currently adding 30 more, including the Agassiz camera.

They are intended to “provide additional real-time coverage of highway conditions, helping motorists plan safe journeys,” according to a government press release. DriveBC is the government’s most used website, providing timely road condition updates, travel advisories, road closure information for provincial highways, weather information and other links.

Priority for camera placement is given to areas with extreme weather or traffic congestion, or where there isn’t already a site nearby.

A camera is also slated for Hwy. 1 at Bridal Falls.

To see the camera live, visit www.drivebc.ca, and click on ‘BC Highway Cams.’

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