Monday January 3, 2022 | LANGFORD, BC [Update 7:30 pm Jan 3 — Bear Mtn Pkwy reopened]
by Mary P Brooke, Editor | Island Social Trends
After a Christmas and New Year’s season with snow, yesterday temperatures crept upward and snow melted. And today there was rain, but temperatures are still hovering around 1°C and flirting with zero.
All of it creates some very slick road conditions.
Bear Mountain Parkway:
This evening around 5:20 pm, Michelle Mahovlich, City of Langford Director of Engineering and Public Works, issued a traffic advisory that Bear Mountain Parkway had been closed due to icy road conditions.
Crews were on their way to deal with the icy road surface, said Mahovlich.
“It’s icy everywhere!,” she said this evening, suggesting that everyone should just stay home.
Nonetheless, Bear Mountain Parkway was opened again around 7:30 pm this evening.
Malahat weather advisory:
For the Malahat (Goldstream to Mill Bay) Environment Canada advises of heavy convective flurries with sudden reduction in visibility overnight and Tuesday.
Timeframe: Tonight and Tuesday.
Threat: Sudden reduction in visibility in heavy snow and rapidly accumulating snow on surfaces such as roads and walkways.
===== OTHER TRAFFIC ARTICLES:
Langford Traffic: permanent lane change on Goldstream Ave (December 2, 2021)
Langford traffic: getting to Costco (November 21, 2021)
Langford Traffic Advisory: Oct 12-15 delays at Sooke Rd & Jacklin Rd (October 5, 2021)
===== TRAFFIC INFO:
Drive BC Webcams (Drive BC)
Local Traffic Page (Island Social Trends)