Friday January 19, 2024 | SOOKE, BC
by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends
In the wake of two recent storm periods there has been a build up of debris along the Whiffin Spit trail in Sooke.
There was wind and rain on January 9 and then snow and rain January 17 to 19.
Crews will be clearing the storm debris along the Whiffin Spit trail on Monday January 22, says the District of Sooke in a news release.
In the interest of public safety, the parking lot and trail will be closed from about 7:30 am to 4:30 pm that day.
The closure is about facilitating efficient and safe removal of debris, toward ensuring that the trail is in suitable condition for public use, says the District of Sooke.
Safety is a top priority, the District says, calling the January 22 cleanup day a “proactive measure”.
Winter arrived in January:
After a mild December season (with temperatures above normal, and very little precipitation) January has returned to more typical winter weather.
A combination of Arctic cold air and a Pacific stream of moisture is what produced two days of snow on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Today there has been freezing rain in the Greater Victoria area.