New highway cam installed on Cobequid Pass

Staff ~ The Amherst News webcomments@ngnews.ca
Published on December 30, 2009

HALIFAX - The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal announced Tuesday a camera would be installed on the Colchester County side of the Cobequid Pass, near the Mines Bass River Road overpass.
The first camera over the Pass was installed in Westchester a couple of years ago.
Department highway cameras are attached to Road Weather Information Systems sites with sensors embedded in the road and nearby towers. The sensors collect data on weather conditions affecting the road surface.
The cameras are part of the province's extensive road condition information system, which allows travellers to see weather and road conditions on computers, and to hear road conditions by calling 511. Road conditions can also be accessed on cellphones and hand-held devices via Mobile 511 at m511.gov.ns.ca.
The highway cameras can be viewed at www.gov.ns.ca/tran/cameras/.