The thick fog that has been hanging over the Lower Mainland for the past few days did cause some problems for BC Ferries passengers.
The Campbell River-Quadra Island route was stopped Sunday night when The Powell River Queen’s radar was not functioning properly.
“The radar was not functioning properly and of course, in fog, you do need your radar,” says BC Ferries spokesperson Deborah Marshall.
A water taxi service for pedestrians was put in place, and the radar was fixed with service resuming Monday afternoon.
There were some minor delays on other routes due to the fog as well.
“We do expect that vessel, as well as all of our routes, to be on schedule now that the fog is lifted,” says Marshall.
She adds BC Ferries apologizes for the inconvenience to their Campbell River – Quadra Island customers.
The fog has also been causing delays for Harbour Air flights. Over 200 flights have been grounded since Wednesday due to the fog.
At YVR, five departures by Air Canada and Central Mountain Air were cancelled, all bound for destinations on Vancouver Island.
The flights were able to take off without issues but landing on foggy Vancouver Island was a problem.
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