News release

More Cameras on the Highway

There are two new additions to the network of cameras for motorists to check road and weather conditions before heading out on Nova Scotia highways.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal has installed the new cameras, on Trunk 19 near Mabou, and on Highway 118 near Portobello Road in Dartmouth, as part of the province's Road Weather Information Systems.

The cameras are attached to Road Weather Information Systems sites that include automated weather reporting stations. The sites have special sensors embedded in the road and on nearby towers that collect data on weather conditions affecting the road surface.

The number of highway cameras on the department's website is now 46. Two of the sites have cameras only, with no weather information. Two sites are located in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and belong to Parks Canada. Images from all of Nova Scotia's highway cameras are available online at www.gov.ns.ca/tran/cameras/camera.asp .

The highway camera page on the department's website receives up to 250,000 visits per month, during the winter.

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There are two new additions to the network of cameras which allow motorists to check road and weather conditions before heading out on Nova Scotia highways.

New cameras have been installed on Trunk 19 near Mabou and on Highway 118 near Portobello Road. The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal's website now has links to 46 highway cameras.

The cameras are part of a system that includes automated weather reporting stations with special sensors that collect data on weather conditions affecting the road surface.

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