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COVID-19 shopping causes traffic congestion in major Langford retail area

People are preparing for possibility of 14 days at-home isolation

Friday March 13, 2020 ~ LANGFORD

by Mary Brooke ~ West Shore Voice News

Today there has been traffic congestion at the Millstream Road interchange as consumers head to Costco and other stores in that major commercial shopping area of Langford.

People are out shopping to stock up on food and household supplies as awareness of the COVID-19 pandemic heightens on Vancouver Island.

McCallum Road, Leigh Road
Map showing access to McCallum Road commercial shopping area.

Today City of Langford Engineering says that due to heavy vehicle traffic approaching Costco at the Millstream overpass, motorists are urged to use Exit 16 Leigh Road interchange and travel along McCallum Road, following the signage to the upper driveway of Costco.

Anyone who returns from travel outside Canada must self-isolate for 14 days, according to the BC Provincial Health Officer yesterday.

Costo Langford, McCallum Road
McCallum Road entrance to Costco in Langford [Feb 2020 file photo – West Shore Voice News]

Families are also likely gearing up their household supplies for the two-week school spring break, with many families likely staying home during the escalating COVID-19 pandemic.