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Lempriere webcam helps drivers prepare

South-facng DriveBC webcam is about 40 km north of Blue River

Motorists planning to travel along Highway 5 now have another webcam to help them.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure recently announced that a webcam at Lempriere (approximately 40 km north of Blue River) is now active.

The webcam looks south.

Winter weather in our region can be challenging, and it’s best to have as much information as possible before hitting the road,” said Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake. “DriveBC webcams are a great way for travellers to view the roadway and any traffic-related issues in real time, and plan their route accordingly.”

DriveBC was launched in 2005 and is the government of B.C.’s most popular website.

It receives an average of 2.9 million visits per month.

In addition to webcams, DriveBC offers a number of other online tools that provide up-to-date information on traffic, weather and road conditions,” said Kamloops-South Thompson MLA and Transportation Minister Todd Stone. “It’s also wise to ensure your vehicle is properly winterized, and drive to the conditions."

The new webcam at Lempriere joins other DriveBC webcams already in place along Yellowhead Highway 5 at Blue River, Messiter Summit, Wire Cache, Little Fort and Barriere.

There are more than 250 B.C. highway webcams on the DriveBC network.