Posts Tagged ‘ BCHWY33 ’

What Happens After a Washout Hits a Highway

washout and recovery

Everybody loves spring. I mean, what’s not to like about balmy afternoons and BC in bloom? But as wonderful as spring can be, it also has a wild side (called freshet), as rapidly melting snowpack can oversaturate the ground supporting and surrounding roads, causing washouts. Washout damage often appears devastating – just look at the washout that closed Highway 33 south of Kelowna in April 2018 (above). It looked like it could take weeks to make it safe for...

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Night Lights Brighten Darkened Roads for BC Highway Webcams

BC Highway cams webcams solar powered

The arrival of winter brings with it many things, from cooler temperatures to (gasp!) snow. Another sign of the arrival of Old Man Winter – travelling during winter often means travelling in the dark. Finding ways to make travel safer for you, especially during the darker months of the year, is what keeps us going. The infrared illuminator is one bright idea we use to light up remote areas for BC HighwayCam coverage. Illuminators are based on military night...

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