Paulson Summit webcam vandalized, replacement delayed


This photo of Highway 3 near Paulson Peak was taken in February 2022. The camera was vandalized in July and has not been repaired. Photo: DriveBC

Paulson Summit webcam vandalized, replacement delayed

DriveBC camera shows how snowy Route 3 is usually

Motorists driving through the Paulson Summit may not know in advance how much snow has fallen on Highway 3 this winter.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure says the DriveBC webcam used to show conditions at Paulson Peak east of Christina Lake was vandalized in July.

In an email to the Nelson Star, a department spokesperson said the camera had not been replaced due to supply chain delays as well as a new webcam system being redesigned. The camera will also be moved closer to a weather station.

The ministry added that there was no estimate of when the camera would be replaced.

Heavy snowfall and poor visibility are common on Paulson Peak in the winter. Snow is forecast for West Kootenay starting Nov. 21.

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