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Drive BC limits travel on four major south Island highways, including the Malahat section of Highway 1, on Dec. 30 after heavy snowfall overnight. (DriveBC.ca)

UPDATE: Prepare for winter driving conditions on south Vancouver Island roads

Crews working to clear Highway 1 from Cowichan to Victoria, Highway 14, Highway 18 and Highway 17

 

A crash impacted northbound traffic on the Malahat at the South Shawnigan Lake Road turnoff. (Drive BC traffic camera)

UPDATE: Malahat, West Shore crashes impacted Monday morning traffic

Northbound traffic at South Shawnigan Lake Road turnoff was blocked

 

Flooding and bank instability has closed the Malahat past West Shore Parkway Nov. 15. (Courtesy Emcon Services Inc.)

Long-term Malahat flood repair in design stages, cost unknown: Transportation Ministry

Nov. 15 rainstorm caused a section of slope and retaining wall to collapse

 

The sun continues to shine on the Malahat section of the Trans-Canada Highway on Dec. 2, a day after the area recorded a new daily high record. (Drive BC traffic camera)

Malahat area records record high temperature

Record temperatures follow snowfall, record rainfall

The sun continues to shine on the Malahat section of the Trans-Canada Highway on Dec. 2, a day after the area recorded a new daily high record. (Drive BC traffic camera)
A new survey found strong support for the revival of rail service in the Greater Victoria area. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island civic leaders see rail as a solution to Malahat woes

Business plan from Island Corridor Foundation includes rail corridor from Victoria to Courtenay

A new survey found strong support for the revival of rail service in the Greater Victoria area. (Black Press Media file photo)
During a joint address with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday, Premier John Horgan said the idea of an alternative to the Malahat would be for the province to decide. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

‘Not a federal concern’: a Malahat alternative would be up to B.C., not Ottawa says Horgan

The Prime Minister, Premier were asked about the potential for an alternate Island route on Friday

During a joint address with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday, Premier John Horgan said the idea of an alternative to the Malahat would be for the province to decide. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The Malahat reopened to two-way traffic on Nov. 19. (Photo courtesy of the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Malahat reopens to two-way traffic

Repairs expected to continue for months, drivers asked to use caution

The Malahat reopened to two-way traffic on Nov. 19. (Photo courtesy of the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Highway contractor Emcon Services Inc. has been working to repair the road since Monday. (Emcon/Twitter)

Drivers drop coffee, treats for Malahat highway workers

Ministry announced Thursday work going well enough to end full overnight closures

Highway contractor Emcon Services Inc. has been working to repair the road since Monday. (Emcon/Twitter)
Evening and overnight closures for repairs on the Malahat were to run until Nov. 22, but that order changed as of Thursday (Nov. 18). (Courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Bus brings healthcare workers down Malahat to relieve night shift

Escorted by commercial vehicle enforcement, workers relieved fellow hospital staffers

Evening and overnight closures for repairs on the Malahat were to run until Nov. 22, but that order changed as of Thursday (Nov. 18). (Courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Snow is accumulating on the Malahat. (Emcon Services Inc./Twitter)

Snow accumulating on the Malahat

Emcon Services urging drivers to use caution

Snow is accumulating on the Malahat. (Emcon Services Inc./Twitter)
Overnight closures were previously expected to last until Nov. 22. (Courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Malahat to reopen 24 hours a day

Single-lane alternating traffic can continue around the clock

Overnight closures were previously expected to last until Nov. 22. (Courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
The southbound view from Drive BC’s Bamberton camera at 8:45 a.m. Thursday. (Drive BC Traffic Camera)

Gas tankers getting escort over Malahat to Greater Victoria

15 gas tankers traveling from Mill Bay to Greater Victoria at 9 a.m. Nov. 18

The southbound view from Drive BC’s Bamberton camera at 8:45 a.m. Thursday. (Drive BC Traffic Camera)
BC Transit has announced that routes 44 Victoria/Duncan, 66 Duncan Commuter and 99 Shawnigan Lake Commuter will have only one bus travelling in either direction as of Nov. 18 due to the slowdowns on the Malahat. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit routes between Duncan and Victoria, in Duncan and Shawnigan Lake altered

The single routes for each are a result of the repair work on the Malahat

BC Transit has announced that routes 44 Victoria/Duncan, 66 Duncan Commuter and 99 Shawnigan Lake Commuter will have only one bus travelling in either direction as of Nov. 18 due to the slowdowns on the Malahat. (Black Press Media file photo)
Snow is once again in the forecast for the Malahat area. (File photo submitted)

Snow forecast for Thursday on Malahat

With temperature dropping to freezing, conditions on Hwy. 1 roadway could worsen again

Snow is once again in the forecast for the Malahat area. (File photo submitted)
B.C. Ferries is offering four extra sailings tonight between Brentwood Bay and Mill Bay to move travellers stranded by the closure Monday and subsequent reductions in traffic on the Malahat. (Black Press Media file photo)

Final night of emergency ferry runs Wednesday between Brentwood Bay, Mill Bay

Crew issues prevent BC Ferries from extending extra sailings further, spokesperson says

B.C. Ferries is offering four extra sailings tonight between Brentwood Bay and Mill Bay to move travellers stranded by the closure Monday and subsequent reductions in traffic on the Malahat. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sooke School District buses are late picking up students Wednesday morning after struggling to get through the Malahat closure traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Malahat congestion delaying West Shore buses from picking up students

All SD62 buses are on their way as of 8 a.m., superintendent says

Sooke School District buses are late picking up students Wednesday morning after struggling to get through the Malahat closure traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Emergency crews begin work on a flood-damaged single-lane section of the Malahat Drive on Highway 1. (BC Transportation)

Malahat closure reason to reopen road discussions: Greater Victoria transportation expert

Chris Foord compares south Island situation to more aggressive Scandinavian approaches to problem

Emergency crews begin work on a flood-damaged single-lane section of the Malahat Drive on Highway 1. (BC Transportation)
The Malahat will close overnight until Nov. 22, the province confirmed on Nov. 16. (Arnold Lim/News Staff)

Malahat to close overnight for 7 days after flooding, BC Ferries stepping in again

Overnight crews to repair Hwy 1 damage caused by recent weather conditions

The Malahat will close overnight until Nov. 22, the province confirmed on Nov. 16. (Arnold Lim/News Staff)
Drivers line up along West Saanich for the Brentwood Bay ferry to take them to Mill Bay, with the Malahat portion of Highway 1 closed Monday after heavy rains washed out a section of road. (Photo by Carl Jensen/Twitter)

BC Ferries resumes regular schedule between Brentwood Bay and Mill Bay

Resumption of service comes after overnight sailings, partial re-opening of Malahat

Drivers line up along West Saanich for the Brentwood Bay ferry to take them to Mill Bay, with the Malahat portion of Highway 1 closed Monday after heavy rains washed out a section of road. (Photo by Carl Jensen/Twitter)
B.C. Ferries MV Klitsa and crew will be doing extra duties tonight and overnight between Brentwood Bay and Mill Bay, in an attempt to get travellers stranded by the closure of the Malahat due to heavy rains to their destination. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries sailing through the night between Mill Bay and Brentwood Bay

Closure of Malahat on Highway 1 prompts action to move traffic on South Island

  • Nov 15, 2021
B.C. Ferries MV Klitsa and crew will be doing extra duties tonight and overnight between Brentwood Bay and Mill Bay, in an attempt to get travellers stranded by the closure of the Malahat due to heavy rains to their destination. (Black Press Media file photo)