Travel Notes for Long Weekend
Prince George, B.C.- Given the storms in the lower mainland, travel plans for many on this long weekend may need to be revised.
Prince George Airport has seen numerous flights cancelled or delayed over the past week. YXS Spokesperson, Lindsay Cotter advises travellers check with their airline to ensure their flights are good to go as planned. There is another issue which may cause some minor delays at the airport, as the Prince George Airport is still doing some construction of a baggage screening area, “So we continue to advise passengers arrive 90 minutes before their flight departs” says Cotter..
Last year in B.C., more than 2,000 crashes occurred over Family Day long weekend resulting in 540 people injured. Over the last three years, an average of three people have been killed.
In the North Central region, 20 people were injured in 160 crashes over the Family Day long weekend.
Distracted driving and road conditions (snow, sleet, fog or rain) were the two predominant contributing factors in crashes over the long weekend.
As road conditions can be unpredictable and vary widely across the province at this time of year, drivers are being asked to be prepared all of the challenging winter road conditions they may encounter.