Road conditions

A screenshot from a DriveBC highway camera of Highway 5 at Larson Hill on Nov. 27, 2022. (DriveBC)

Jackknifed semi closes Hwy 5

No estimated time of reopening

  • Nov 27, 2022

 

A DriveBC highway camera shows first responders on scene at the intersection of Trans-Canada Highway and Tillicum Road after a cyclist was hit early Tuesday (Nov. 22) morning. (DriveBC)

Driver ticketed for hitting cyclist in Saanich

Hazardous road conditions likely a factor in the collision, police say

 

Someone cleared trees on the Bamfield Road after the Dec. 20 storm, cutting a big enough space for vehicles to pass through. STELLA PETERS PHOTO

Improving road access opening up opportunities for Bamfield

Huu-ay-aht sees growth in Anacla as road improvements continue on Bamfield Main

 

Oak Bay Avenue resident Tony Shelton, left, encounters a pinch point for people with accessibility needs along the sidewalk near Carlton House. (Courtesy of Tom Newton)

Community walks set pace for more accessible Oak Bay Avenue

Walkability advocates champion better sidewalk network, pedestrian experience

Oak Bay Avenue resident Tony Shelton, left, encounters a pinch point for people with accessibility needs along the sidewalk near Carlton House. (Courtesy of Tom Newton)
Thousands of British Columbians work at the roadside in Cone Zones, which are most often associated with bright orange cones. Each zone has its own unique set of hazards associated with roads, traffic, vehicles, weather, and work activities. (File - Shutterstock)

Summer traffic puts Vancouver Island roadside workers at risk

‘Cone Zone’ campaign aims to protect workers

Thousands of British Columbians work at the roadside in Cone Zones, which are most often associated with bright orange cones. Each zone has its own unique set of hazards associated with roads, traffic, vehicles, weather, and work activities. (File - Shutterstock)
The District of Sooke is installing a new 200-metre sanitary main on Church Road for the new Aragon Properties development over the next three to four weeks. (Contributed - District of Sooke)

More traffic delays expected in Sooke area

District installing sanitary main along Church Road

  • Jul 6, 2022
The District of Sooke is installing a new 200-metre sanitary main on Church Road for the new Aragon Properties development over the next three to four weeks. (Contributed - District of Sooke)
The City of Colwood will be starting crack sealing work on May 9. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood drivers asked to use caution as crack sealing begins Monday

Starting May 9, sections of Sooke Road and Old Island Highway will be crack sealed

The City of Colwood will be starting crack sealing work on May 9. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP Const. Ross Beisel pulls over a driver during a ‘slow down, move over’ drivers awareness campaign Friday, April 29. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

100 Vancouver Island drivers pulled over in roadside worker safety reminder

Nanaimo RCMP, BCAA and Mid Island Towing partner on ‘slow down, move over’ awareness campaign

Nanaimo RCMP Const. Ross Beisel pulls over a driver during a ‘slow down, move over’ drivers awareness campaign Friday, April 29. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Trans Canada Highway west of Revelstoke will be closed at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, for avalanche control activity. No detour will be available. (DriveBC)

Avalanche control to close Highway 1 near Revelstoke

Control activity on the Trans Canada west of Revelstoke to start at 1 p.m. Sunday; no detour available

The Trans Canada Highway west of Revelstoke will be closed at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, for avalanche control activity. No detour will be available. (DriveBC)
Reconstruction on Church Road will continue for another six to eight weeks, according to the District of Sooke. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Road improvement projects in Sooke hampered by lengthy delays

Weather-related repairs, remaining corridor work have set projects back by about eight weeks

Reconstruction on Church Road will continue for another six to eight weeks, according to the District of Sooke. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Vehicles struggle over packed snow and ice at the busy Bowen and Comox roads, Wall and Machleary streets intersection, Dec. 29. Sustained sub-freezing temperatures and repeated heavy snowfalls in December meant Nanaimo’s snow plow operators could barely keep up with clearing even the city’s main arterial roads. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Public turns up heat over City of Nanaimo’s performance in December snow storms

Snow plow operators vexed by sustained sub-freezing temperatures and heavy road ice buildup

Vehicles struggle over packed snow and ice at the busy Bowen and Comox roads, Wall and Machleary streets intersection, Dec. 29. Sustained sub-freezing temperatures and repeated heavy snowfalls in December meant Nanaimo’s snow plow operators could barely keep up with clearing even the city’s main arterial roads. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A pothole between Parksville and Coombs, photo taken late 2021. (Facebook photo)

‘Freeze-thaw’ conditions, excessive moisture giving Vancouver Islanders a bumpy ride

Potholes and the need to repatch them not unusual in the current environment

A pothole between Parksville and Coombs, photo taken late 2021. (Facebook photo)
A multi-vehicle collision involving trucks and cars killed one person and closed the Trans-Canada Highway between Salmon Arm and Sicamous Saturday, Jan. 8. The road remains closed in both directions Sunday. (@desiprotruckerpb09 photo)

UPDATE: One man killed in Trans-Canada Highway multi-vehicle collision in Shuswap

Highway 1 remains closed between Salmon Arm and Sicamous; detours available

A multi-vehicle collision involving trucks and cars killed one person and closed the Trans-Canada Highway between Salmon Arm and Sicamous Saturday, Jan. 8. The road remains closed in both directions Sunday. (@desiprotruckerpb09 photo)
Plows on the West Shore are working overtime as more snow falls Dec. 30. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

West Shore crews work overtime to keep on top of Jack Frost

Langford and Colwood snow removal operations smooth so far this season

Plows on the West Shore are working overtime as more snow falls Dec. 30. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Improvements made to Crofton Road resulted in it holding up well during the recent flooding. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Newly rebuilt Crofton Road survives recent flooding with minimal damage

Ministry said there was some shoulder erosion that will quickly be fixed

Improvements made to Crofton Road resulted in it holding up well during the recent flooding. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Snow accumulations could be as much as 30 centimetres through Saturday on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton. (file photo)

Heavy snowfall expected on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton

A snowfall warning has also been issued for the Central and Eastern Fraser Valley

Snow accumulations could be as much as 30 centimetres through Saturday on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton. (file photo)
Rapid snowfall commenced on the Malahat around noon on Sunday, Dec. 12. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

UPDATE: Snow continues on Malahat as icy roads make two separate crashes in Saanich Sunday morning

Emcon has dispatched plow trucks to Hwy. 1. Saanich police remind motorists to take heed

Rapid snowfall commenced on the Malahat around noon on Sunday, Dec. 12. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
West Saanich Road between Prospect Lake Road and Hartland Avenue will be closed until up to Nov. 18 while road damage is assessed. (Google Maps)

Storm aftermath closes chunk of West Saanich Road

Closure expected for up to 48 hours, according to district

West Saanich Road between Prospect Lake Road and Hartland Avenue will be closed until up to Nov. 18 while road damage is assessed. (Google Maps)
Road flooded signs are everywhere around North Cowichan. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Rain finally subsides, but flood damage extensive in Cowichan

Still no direct access to Chemainus from the south due to road closures

Road flooded signs are everywhere around North Cowichan. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A pedestrian is seen crossing the street in North Vancouver. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Nearly half of all B.C. crashes involving pedestrians happen between October and January

Collisions injure 2,600, kill 57 pedestrians on average each year in B.C.

A pedestrian is seen crossing the street in North Vancouver. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)