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Road conditions available through highway cameras (January 02, 2003)

HALIFAX, N.S. -- Highway cameras around the province provide updated images of road conditions in Nova Scotia. They...


HALIFAX, N.S. — Highway cameras around the province provide updated images of road conditions in Nova Scotia. They are now available on-line at www.gov.ns.ca/tran.

“These cameras are going to help Nova Scotians as they travel across the province,” says Michael Baker, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “We’re using modern technology to benefit Nova Scotians, and help the motoring public make informed decisions about driving.”

With the click of a mouse, travelers can see road conditions from Sydney to Bridgewater and from Amherst to Mt. Uniacke.

The static images are provided by cameras connected to weather information towers. The towers are located near 100-series highway exits around the province. In total, there are 13 cameras available to the public. More are expected to become operational later.

Funding for most of the weather towers is cost-shared by the federal and provincial government, so images are generally only available on roads connected to the national highway system.


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