The last Sunday of 2019 promises to busy for BC Ferries (Black Press Media File)

Fog, possible showers, and full ferries in Greater Victoria on last Sunday of 2019

Mostly cloudy skies, some road condition changes and traffic

Foggy road conditions, B.C. Ferries filling up fast, and a 30 per cent chance of showers is in the forecast for this Sunday, 29 Dec.

Ferries headed from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen are filling up quickly. The noon sailing sold out with a one sailing wait for cars, and the 1 p.m. sailing isn’t far behind with 94 per cent full as of 11:36 a.m.

Traffic is also unusually heavy around the Swatrz Bay ferry terminal as people try to get home after the holidays.

READ MORE: UPDATED: BC Ferries’ sailings to Tsawwassen filling up on last Sunday of the year

Environment Canada is forecasting mainly cloudy conditions and a 30 per cent chance of showers Sunday all day and into the night. Monday’s forecast continues to see mainly cloudy conditions with rain forecast for the night.

DriveBC is warning of patches of fog on some highways in Greater Victoria. The Drive BC website shows fog patches between Impala Road and the Trans-Canada Highway

from Metchosin to Langford, as well as patches on the Pat Bay Highway between Tolmie Avenue and Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, and on West Saanich Road between Royal Oak Drive and McTavish Road.

Traffic for Sunday, Dec. 29, at noon.

Construction continues southbound on the Trans-Canada Highway between Burnside Road West and Tolmie Lane for 2.2 km, at the McKenzie exit in both directions, and in both directions at Leigh Road and the West Shore Parkway for 1.5 km. Construction zone speed limits of 60 km/h are in place.

As usual, the heaviest traffic is concentrated around the shopping centres at Uptown, Mayfair, and the downtown shopping district. There is also some heavier than usual traffic in James Bay on Douglas Street between Dallas Road and Battery Street and on Simcoe Street at Menzies and Toronto streets.

READ MORE: Month-long traffic closure on Freeman Avenue for water main installation


Like us on Facebook and follow @yrlocaljourno

sophie.heizer@saanichnews.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Province asks health-care staff to be ‘vigilant’ in screening for possible coronavirus cases

This comes after U.S. health officials confirmed a case of the virus in Washington State

Homes fit for royals for sale in North Saanich

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have returned to Greater Victoria

Gold Rush star dons Lucky Lager shirt in latest episode

Brennan Ruault, originally from Invermere, joined the show in the sixth season

VIDEO: Dashcam records near-miss by bad driver near Sooke

Driver crossed four lanes of traffic and back over again, barely missing three other vehicles

VIDEO: Protesters block entrance to Victoria government building to support Wet’suwet’en First Nation

Activists want Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs demands to be upheld, observed and respected

Boy, 13, arrested after alleged assault involving girl at B.C. middle school

Boy alleged to have used ‘inappropriate levels of force’ to injure the girl

B.C. player becomes only second Canadian to enter Hall of Fame of Baseball

Walker received 76.6 percent of the Baseball Writers of America Association vote

PHOTOS: Heavy snowfall breaks window, causing avalanche into B.C. newsroom office

It was a chaotic start to the week for the Kitimat Northern Sentinel

Canadian law firm launches class action on behalf of Iran flight victims

Flight 752 was shot down by Iran shortly after take off

Mission Hill cellarman fired after mistakenly dumping $162K of wine down the drain

The former employee filed a grievance with the West Kelowna winery but was unsuccesful

Police suspect foul play in Cowichan Tribes death

Police are looking at foul play in relation to a death on… Continue reading

Hospital patient pleads guilty to dumbbell assault of nurse in Abbotsford

Neale Heath admits to assault causing bodily harm in attack last September

Most Read