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Oversized cargo transport may cause some delays on Prince George highways

Province says a large vehicle will soon make its way through the city
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Black on yellow oversize load sign installed on the back of big rig semi truck tractor with heavy metal bumper.

Though it may not impact as much traffic as Prince George would see during the day, some commuters may encounter a (very) large vehicle on local highways.

According to the province, a commercial vehicle carrying oversized cargo is set to begin a five-day journey through northern B.C. next week, which includes a layover in the city, but will only be hitting the road at night.

From Jan. 10 to 14, the vehicle will be transporting cargo from Prince Rupert to Chetwynd on Highways, 97, 16 and 29 in daily intervals to lessen any potential impact on traffic.

However, the routes will be dependent on weather and road conditions through local communities.

The schedule laid out by B.C.'s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is as follows:

  • Jan. 10 = 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Prince Rupert to Terrace
  • Jan. 11 = 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Terrace to Topley
  • Jan. 12 = Midnight to 5 a.m., Topley to Prince George
  • Jan. 13 = Midnight to 5 a.m., Prince George to Bear Lake
  • Jan. 14 = 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Bear Lake to Jackfish Lake Road north of Chetwynd

Should you encounter this large vehicle, you’re being asked to obey all posted speed limits and traffic personnel.

Pilot vehicles are also expected to be guiding the oversized load to its destination next week.

For more information and updates on road conditions, you’re encouraged to visit Drive BC’s website.